Bert Rogers, Sr.
Bert Eugene Rogers, Sr., 83, of Nederland, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018. He was born on November 29, 1934, in Beaumont, to Marie and A.C. Rogers, Sr.
Bert served in the United States Army in the Headquarters Unit for Chemical, Bacterial and Radiological Affairs. He was a proud graduate of Beaumont High School in 1952 and received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Lamar University. Bert began a three-year career at Boeing Airplane Company in Kansas, spent one year at Texas US Chemical and retired from Gulf States Utilities as Director of Corporate Office Services after thirty-five years. During Gulf States, he made presentations at IBM’s research center in California, Edison Electric Institute’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, and also a conference in Miami, Florida with regard to research and development of a nuclear records management system. At that time, he became a founding member of the Organizational Board of the Nuclear Records Management Association. After retirement, he taught school in Nederland ISD for two years.
He served seven years as a trustee on the Nederland ISD School Board and ten years as a Councilmember Ward IV of Nederland. Bert was a member of Nederland’s Economic Development Committee, member of the Board for the Mid-County Senior Citizens Foundation and served on the Board for the Nederland Educational Foundation. He was a Past President Member of the Nederland All-Sports Booster Club, life member and past president of the Lamar University Alumni Association, and Past Board President of the Lamar Rothwell Bible Chair and Wesley Foundation.
Bert was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in served in numerous church committees. He loved gardening and sharing delicious, beautiful tomatoes. Bert enjoyed fishing, golf, reading, teaching, and playing with his great-grandson, Elijah Rogers. He also “enjoyed” accompanying Sandra and holding her purse and camera gear while she took photos of everyone.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Gray Rogers, Nederland’s avid photographer; children, Bert Rogers, Jr. of Beaumont; Becky and her spouse, B.J., of Huto; and Derron Rogers of Nederland; grandchildren, Doug, Laci, and Max Rogers; great-grandson, Elijah Rogers; brother, A.C. Rogers, Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of San Antonio; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Judy Gray of Nederland; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A gathering of Mr. Rogers’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland. Cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Rogers’ memory to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627, or a charity of one’s choice.
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Sandra, sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers
What a great man.. so kind and gentle with a servers heart.. Bert will be truly missed.. prayers and comfort for his precious wife Sandra and his children and grandchildren., and entire family! Peace be with you all.
God bless your sweet family. So sorry for your loss.
I will always remember that smile..
Candy Mathis Hollis
Sandra, You have my deepest sympathy.
Chris & Jeanne Anne Bellanger
We send our sincere condolences and prayers of peace for your family.
Sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Sandra I know the pain you are experiencing right now but you will get through it just by remembering the laughs ya'll shared and the love with your kids and grandkids.... Tom thought the world of Bert and considered him a good friend and golf buddy....So sorry for your loss Thoughts and prayers are with you....becky
Evangeline “Van” George
A wonderful person and a true Chridtisn. May his memory be eternal. He will be missed by many.
Christi and Tom Holt
Our deepest condolences Mrs. Rogers and Derron. We pray God heals your pain in due time.
Ginia Busby Burton
We will miss seeing Mr. Rogers at the library. The teasing and sharing of good book titles quickly became the gift of friendship. Prayers and love that surrounds each of you is our hope.
We love you so much and going to miss yippy deeply. Thank you for helping raise Elijah so well he it's a respectful and strong little man. I won't let you down with Elijah. He is going to miss you like crazy
Sandra, So sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sandra, our prayers are with you.
Leah & Steve Gomez
Dearest Sandra, Bert Jr., Becky & Derron, Steve and I were so shocked to hear of Bert's passing! Bert was a great boss to me when I began working at GSU in Jan 1979. He always kept us laughing and I guess it was a good thing that he had a sense of humor because he had lots of zany women working for him. Please know that we keep you in our hearts during the difficult days to come. May God Bless and Keep you all, Leah & Steve Gomez
Frances S Engelbrecht
My Dear Friend and GSU Buddy ~ You have so many years of great love and memories with Bert to draw from in days to come. Know that your are in my heart and prayers. Love you. ..Fran
Sandra W Conn
Sandra and Family, our Prayers are with you, Bert was a wonderful coworker over the years, his since of humor made long days easier to endure. May GOD carry you on wings of loving memories through this time of sorrow. Sandra and Charles
Daniel & Beverly Williams
Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bert. May our Lord comfort you and your family during this time. We're praying for you.
Denise Bruton Wike
Sandra, So sorry to hear of Berts passing. I’m out of town or else I’d be there to hug ur neck & cry with you. Will miss seeing you two at the movies. Your long lasting love & marriage has always been an inspiration to me. Love, Denise
My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).
Sandra..... I just talked to Darlene at the Western Div. Sideliners and she told me about Bert. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. We go back a long ways and I always treasured his friendship. With a very heavy heart you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!! By the way, I really do believe he was a Loving Husband.
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