Al Rogers, 88, passed away Friday night at the Ennis Care Center. He was born July 27, 1923 to John and Alvena (Gorman) Rogers. He grew up in Ennis and attended Ennis schools. After high-school he joined the U.S. Army where he served 20 years as an engineer. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the army in 1964 as Master Sergeant (E-8).
On February 15, 1946 Al married Lorraine Wrinkle. After he retired from the army they made their home together in Ennis. He then began his thirteen-year career working as the City Inspector of Ennis until he retired in 1985. His experiences working for the city led to several hobbies including carpentry and electrician work. He was also a member of New Hope Church (formerly the Ennis Church of God) for over 40 years. He served there as a Sunday School teacher, Trustee, Maintenance Supervisor, and a perennial member of the Pastor’s Council.
Al is survived by two sons: Mark Rogers and his wife Paula of Ennis, and Alford E. (Sonny) Rogers, Jr. of Somerset, TX. He is survived by five daughters: Kathy Venable and her husband Rodney of Ennis, Penny Lou Novak of Ennis, Judy Marshall and her husband Jim of Ennis, Gale Sublett and her husband E.L. of Palmer, and Marilyn Jo Rogers of Ennis. He is also survived by one sister, Bertha Cave of Waxahachie, as well as twenty grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Lorraine, one daughter, Iris Williams, three brothers, three sisters, and his parents.
Visitation was held Monday, June 11, 2012 from 6-8pm, and services were held Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 2pm at the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel in Ennis with Pastor Buck Marshall officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary.