Howard Rogers
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Howard Rogers
  • January 20, 1937 - April 21, 2017
  • Morgan City, Louisiana

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Howard Griffin Rogers, Sr., died on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Thibodaux Regional. He was born on January 20, 1937 in Morgan City, LA to Selwyn P. Rogers, Sr. and Edith Drackett Rogers. He was a devoted husband to Amalia Scott Eppes Rogers and beloved father to Katherine Devalcourt and her husband Donnie, Howard "Buddy" Rogers, Jr. and his wife Ana, and Scott Rogers. He was the proud grandfather to Olivia and Laura Devalcourt; Griffin, Hallie, and Eston Rogers; William and Eppes Rogers. He was the loving brother of Selwyn "Phil" Rogers, Jr. (wife, Delores), John "Push" Rogers, and Rodney "Coonie" Rogers (wife, Tonie). He is remembered as a dedicated teacher, motivating coach, and respected administrator for St. Mary Parish School Board. He was principal at Sumpter Williams and Shannon Elementary until his retirement. He served many roles as a lifelong parishioner at Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City. He graduated from Montevallo University in Alabama, where he met his beloved wife of 56 years. After marriage, he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. He returned to Morgan City and earned his Master's degree plus 30 from Nicholls State University. He and his family spent many summers at the cherished Episcopal Camp McDowell in Alabama as workers, counselors, and campers. He enjoyed baseball, spending time with his family, traveling, camping, reading, and computers. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, his brother Rodney, sisters-in-law, brothers-in law, and many cousins, nieces and nephews, along with his adored dog, Kipling. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers John and Phil. Visitation will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 302 Greenwood, Morgan City, on Tuesday, April 25 beginning at 9:30 am and followed by a Eucharist service at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the scholarship fund in memory of Howard Rogers, Sr. at Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Rd, Nauvoo, AL 35578, (205) 387-1806.