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“My thoughts and prayers are with you Betty & family. Gene was an awesome person and a wonderful mentor to me. I learned a lot from him and I...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: John Sams - Knoxville, TN

“After reflecting upon Gene's accomplishments in life and his friendship as a brother-in-law for over 64 years,it occurred to me that he was a person...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: George Black - Burlington,N.C., NC

“Betty, Lisa & Rob, My heart goes out to you! Your father was a good man who gave much of himself to our country and his community. Like so many...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Dorie Combs - Richmond, KY

“Uncle Gene was awesome!! I have many great childhood memories going to the beach and was amazed that he could use his karate and break bricks. He...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Janda - Shelby, NC

“Gene was a great uncle! Among his many gifts (spiritual and otherwise) was the wonderful gift of hospitality! I lost count of the number of times I...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Cynthia Dew - Columbia, SC

“Dear Betty and Family: Jim and I are so very sorry for your loss. You and Gene have always been so gracious to allow us to search for Marmalade...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Rachel George - Savannah, GA

“I will miss your smile, I will miss you telling me not to bring Betty home if she didn't win at bridge. I will miss our hugs at church. You are a...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Joy - Savannah, GA

“I have such fond memories of Uncle Gene. He always regaled us as children with stories of his time in the Army. I especially remember the time he...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Dixon Lovvorn, Jr. - Lafayette, LA

“We are thinking of all of you during this time. If you or Ernie need anything, please let us know. We are all thinking of you. Trey & Inga Cashon ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Inga Cashon - Statesboro, GA

“Uncle Gene was there for me to help me with a few of my "first" as a young boy: He took me on my first Deep-Sea fishing Trip (I Got Sick...he taught...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jim - Raleigh, NC

“I'm gonna miss you very much!!! Love Always ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: JoAnne maddox - ellabell, GA

“Betty, my prayers are with you and your family. The Lord will give you the strength you need. Love, Mary ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: MaryLovvorn Robinson - Aiken, SC

“A fine man Great husband ,father, grandfather, soldier, and respected citizen. Now at rest in heaven. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Ralph E. bradford Jr. - Columbia, SC

“Gene was like another Daddy to me & I will especially treasure our many trips to Pawleys Island, crabbing, fishing & he was always right there in all...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Gary Edwards - Leesville, SC

“A great brother-in-law!!! ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: mary helen lovvorn black - NC


Robert Eugene (Gene) Rogers (Maj. USA Ret.) passed away January 2, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. Born in Florence, SC August 17, 1927, he was an avid collector and restorer of antique hand tools. He loved to boat and fish and spent much time fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and the local waters of Savannah. Preceding him in death were: his parents, father, Robert Able Rogers of Florence, SC and mother, Stella Elneita Fore of Georgetown SC, brother Gary Austin Rogers of Pimlico, SC; sister-in-law Marilyn (Pete) Corley. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice Elizabeth (Betty) Lovvorn of Columbia SC; son, Robert Eugene (Bob) Rogers Jr, and daughter, Elneita Louise (Lisa) Safley, three grandchildren, Robert III, Christina and Jessica and two great grandchildren, Josie and Kaylee, sister, Mary Ruth Breedlove and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Rogers served in the US Army from 1944 to 1967, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Viet Nam. He received the Bronze Star medal for service in Viet Nam and two Army Commendation Medals for service in Military Intelligence. After retirement from the Army, he worked at the US Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, receiving the Department of Interior Meritorious Service Award while serving as the Special Projects Security Officer. After retiring from the Geological Survey, he was the president of the Dektor Counter-Intelligence and Security Company. He then became Manager of the Savannah Department of Labor Employment Office. His last service was as the Executive Director of The Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless from which he retired in 1999. Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2012, in the Islands Chapel of Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, conducted by the Reverend Brooks Cail. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial: The Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery. Remembrances: First Baptist Church of the Islands 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Savannah, GA 31410 or the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel

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