Hugh “Toby” Rogers, age 87, of Centre, passed away Monday June 25, 2018 at his residence.
Toby was born February 3, 1931 in Cherokee County, Alabama, a son of the late James Ramous Rogers, and Annie Jay Kerr Rogers. He was a member and deacon of Old Nazareth Baptist Church. He was retired from Georgia School for the Deaf after 33 years of service. Toby was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Birdie Jean Rogers, son, Randy Rogers, a great grandson, Kolman Henry, brothers, James “Bud” Rogers and Bobby Jack Rogers.
Survivors include: Son – Barry Sr. (Odessa) Rogers, Daughter – Becky (Andrew) McGatha, Daughter in law – Judy (Tommy) Vaughn, and Sister – Willene Highfield, Grandkids: Barry Jr. (Allison) Rogers, John (Leann) Rogers, Andrea (Cody) Henry, Kayla (Josh) Bryant, Candi (Corey) Cronan, LaDon (Traci) Rogers, Great Grandkids: Colston, Carlton, Kaitlin, Harleigh, Haylie, Bella, Judson, Brinley, Kayson, Kolee, and Kennedy
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. (Ga. Time) Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Old Nazareth Baptist Church, With Bro. Barry Rogers, Jr. and Bro. Josh Bryant, officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. (Ga. Time) on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home,2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga.
Toby will lie in state at the Old Nazareth Baptist Church on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. (Ga. Time) until the hour of service.
Pallbearers include: Barry Rogers Jr., John Rogers, LaDon Rogers, Josh Bryant, Cody Henry, Corey Cronan, Colston Rogers, Carlton Rogers, and Judson Bryant.
Honorary Pallbearers: The Men of Old Nazareth Baptist Church
Special Friends: Stanley Rogers, James Green, Harlan Matthews, Junior Kelley, Gerald Haynes, and Gordon Dowdy.
Please visit our website, www.goodshepherdfh.net to post tributes, and view the DVD on the life of Toby.
Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.