J. W. Rogers
Jan Wayne “J.W.” Rogers, 70, of Beaumont, peacefully passed away Monday, August 29, 2022. He was born on June 12, 1952, in Beaumont, to June Shapiro Rogers and Victor J. Rogers.
J.W., or fondly called “Just Wait”, was a certified public accountant in the state of Texas. He also was a member of the American Bar Association. J.W. received a law degree from the University of Houston. He received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Wharton School of Business from University of Pennsylvania. While attending, he participated in the 9th Maccabiah Games in 1973 in Israel. The Maccabiah Games, or often referred as “The Jewish Olympics”, were first held in 1932, in Israel, and every four years after its inception. It is an international Jewish multiple sporting event. Only the best Jewish Athletes in the world are allowed to participate in the games. Prime Minister Golda Meir was present at the games. J.W. won two gold medals in the crew rowing competition. He was one of the two hundred and sixty-three athletes that participated in the games from the United States. J.W. was also the owner of The Jet Center of Tyler.
J.W. was a member of Temple Emanuel. He was known as animal lover and rescuer. He also was a car enthusiast, as well as a pilot. J.W. loved flying his Bonanza, 340 Twin Engine, he also was a co-pilot of the Cessna 10. He married the love of his life and soul mate, Debbie Fertitta Rogers, on June 12, 1999, on his 47th birthday. On the day he passed he was surrounded by his loving family and friends. J.W. made it in time celebrate his father’s birthday in heaven.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Fertitta Rogers; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anna Mae and R.T. Fertitta; sister-in-law, Janis Fertitta; brother-in-law, Mark Fertitta and his wife, Carolyn; sister, Lauren Rogers Freedman; nieces, Marissa Freedman; Rachel Carlson and her husband, Donnie; and Katy Fertitta; nephews, Jon Freedman; Michael Fertitta and his wife, Megan; and Tony Floyd and his wife, Thuy; and many other cousins and friends.
J.W. is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Melissa Rogers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beaumont Pets Alive, 4270 East Lucas Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77708, or Beaumont Animal Care, 1884 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77703.
Mr. Rogers’ funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2022, at Temple Emanuel, 1120 Broadway, Beaumont. A reception will follow in Swerdlow Roosth Social Hall of Rosinger Center at Temple Emanuel, with a family committal to follow in Kol Israel Cemetery, Beaumont.
- 1120, Broadway St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
- September 2, 2022
- 11:00 am
Kol Israel Cemetery
- 2990, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- September 2, 2022