Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:50 am
The Messenger. 07.21.08 Edward F. Rogers Jr., 78, of Rives, a former resident of Bartlett, died July 20, 2008, at Alive Hospice of Nashville. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway chapel, with interment following at Memory Hill Gardens of Bartlett. The family will receive friends from 5-8 this evening at the funeral home. They request that memorials be made to Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal service of Bartlett and was a member of Hornbeak Baptist Church. A devoted fan of the University of Tennessee football team, he traveled to home and away games for more than 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and had received the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carolyn Rogers; his daughter, Sheri Burdette of Covington; his son, Richard Rogers of Memphis; two stepsons, Paul Bryan Miller of Southaven, Miss., and Patrick Shawn Miller of Oakland; two sisters, Lena Dotson of Millington and Katie Taylor of Garland, Texas.; two brothers, Jimmy Rogers of Mason and William Gray Rogers of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Nathan Burdette, Jared Burdette and Daniel Rogers, all of Covington, Rachel Smith of Mason, Syndee Rogers and Shelby Rogers, both of Dyersburg, Alex Miller of Southaven, Matthew Miller of Oakland and David Martin of Millington; and four great-grandchildren, Aaron Rogers and Colyn Rogers, both of Covington, and Lauren Smith and John Ethan Smith, both of Mason.