Roger W. Serens

January 14, 1942September 19, 2021

Roger W. Serens, 79, of Greensboro, left his physical body and returned Home on September 19, 2021. He was born January 14, 1942 in Detroit Michigan, the son of William H. and Dorris Anderson Serens. Roger served in the U.S. Army for three years of active duty from 1959-1962. Shortly thereafter, he began a long-time career as a transportation supervisor for the railroad industry. After leaving the railroad, he and his wife Jeanette decided to fulfill a shared dream of opening a bed and breakfast in Lexington, Virginia. Wonderful experiences were created during this time with many new lasting friendships made along the way.

Roger was an avid history buff, and fascinated with ancestry and genealogy He enjoyed spending free time traveling, as well as searching for that perfect addition to a growing antique collection. One of his favorite pastimes was watching NFL football, and especially when Tom Brady was playing:)

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of almost 38 years of marriage, Jeanette H. Serens, children and their spouses Michelle and Mark. Jeff and Kim, Brian and Darlene and Bob; grandchildren Natasha, Brittany, Alexandra, Kyle, Tiana, Joseph, Cole and Kate; great-grandchildren Dominic, Christian, Jasmine, Amelia, Josiah and Solomon; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He also said good-bye to his sweet dog Abby, but is now reunited with many of his beloved furry friends who left before him.

A Celebration of Life Service for Roger will be held at the Salisbury National Cemetery (501 Statesville Blvd.) on October 15, 2021, beginning promptly at 11 am. Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the actual service begins, where we will meet at the Administration building beforehand (follow posted signs to the Administration building).

Immediately following the service, you are welcome to join us at the City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., as we share a light meal, fond memories and fellowship. For planning purposes, please let Jeanette or Darlene know you will be attending the luncheon by private phone call, text, or send a message to Hanes Lineberry through this website.

In lieu of flowers, donations toward a remembrance paver in his honor are greatly appreciated. This will be placed at the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park in Greensboro. Please make any donations payable to the War Memorial Foundation, noting that it is for an 8x8 paver in honor of Roger Serens. Their mailing address is 600 North Regional Road, Greensboro NC 27409.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Serens family.

Your generosity of love, kindness and prayers are appreciated more than words can express. With loving gratitude, the Serens Family.


  • A Celebration of Life Service at Salisbury National Cemetery

    Friday, October 15, 2021


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Crystal Melton

October 5, 2021

I have many fond memories of my uncle Roger. We talked about everything from history to jets to boys. He got a kick out of my speed dating adventures and the fact that there aren't many (what he considered) gentlemen left. We always had a good laugh. I love you and will miss you.

Brenda Elmore Payne

October 5, 2021

I was in Jeanette and Rogers Wedding. Jeanette and I have been friends for over 64 years. Roger over 39 years. This is such a loss for everyone. Roger was a trip, He was so funny and knew so much about history, he and my late husband would talk for hours about history and military experiences. He is going to be missed. All of my love and prayers to the Serens family. I'll bet Roger and Carlous are ready talking about history today.

Linda & Dave PHILPOTT

October 4, 2021

Roger was quite a character! Those twinkling blue eyes of his just pulled you right in, and when he was making a joke, boy did they light up! When Linda would bake and bring goodies over, he loved it! He called her the happy baker. He was really interesting to talk with, and we were sad when they moved away earlier this year. Rest In Peace, Roger, and Jeanette, May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. ❤️🙏🏻

Darlene Downing

October 4, 2021

A Tribute video for Roger:)

Susan Boswell

October 1, 2021

Danny and I were blessed with meeting Roger and Jeanette during their recent move to Greensboro as they were guests in my home while their home was being finished. We enjoyed Roger’s curiosity, humor and feisty personality and witnessed the excellent care Jeanette took of him during their stay. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss as I know he left a huge hole in their hearts. May the years of memories and the knowledge of a life well lived bring comfort to all that knew and loved him. Love, Susan and Danny

John Muller

September 27, 2021

I met Roger when I was in Car Management. Roger was an "Old School" Railroader.

My condolences to Jeanette and Family

Darlene Downing

September 25, 2021

Love you:)

Doug Greer

September 23, 2021

We were saddened to hear of Rogers Passing. I started working with Roger in Detroit in 1975. Many good times and great stories. We offer our prayers to the family durning this time

Doug and Theresa