Obituary for Benny Rogers
Benny Douglas Rogers passed away on May 13, 2017. Viewing will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 9:00am-8:00pm at the funeral home located at 1939 Sherwood Way in San Angelo. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Robert Lee Cemetery in Robert Lee, Texas. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.
Benny was born on May 28, 1929 to Marshall and Winnie Ann Rogers in Breckinridge, Texas His childhood was spent in the oil field camps of West Texas – Denver City, Hobbs and Wink.
On April 9, 1951, he married Charlene Gann in Seaside, California while he was stationed at camp Pendleton in the Marines. They were happily married for sixty two years, and lived in Robert Lee the last 40 years. He worked 32 years for Exxon, mostly in Big Spring and Robert Lee. He was proud that he served in the Korean War and in his later years he wrote his memoirs of his days in that arena.
Benny enjoyed spending time with his family and telling stories about his experiences, mostly ones that made everyone laugh. He enjoyed football season the most. He loved reminiscing about his days playing in high school at Hobbs and Wink, and was an avid fan of the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys. He cherished vacationing in Colorado and traveling with Charlene. Wherever he was, the day was not complete without at least one good nap. A really good day would include cake and ice cream.
He is survived by a daughter, Kay Duff of San Angelo; a son and daughter-in-law, Mitt and LaJohnna Rogers of Rockwall, Texas. She has two granddaughters, Misty LaPane, and Kristal Monroe and her husband, Kelby of Austin and two grandsons, Wesley Duff and his wife Janice of Denver, Colorado and Dustin Rogers and his wife Erin of San Antonio. She has three great grand-sons and a great granddaughter. He is survived by his sister, Billie Stillwell of Odessa.