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Roger B. Rector

September 21, 1932September 5, 2020
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Roger B. Rector September 21, 1932 - September 5, 2020

Roger B. Rector, age 87, passed away on September 5, 2020 in Houston, TX. Despite his long battle with COPD, Roger lived, spoke and acted like a man much younger than his years: still driving, meeting with friends, telling humorous stories, playing practical jokes and taking excellent care of his beloved wife Elizabeth.

Roger was born September 21, 1932 in Temple, TX to Thomas Joseph and Ruby Bess (Felts) Rector, but grew up in Waco, TX. He graduated from Waco High School in 1950, then attended Baylor University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1954. He served three years in the United States Air Force as an Intercept Controller, earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant and was awarded the National Defense Service medal. He remained patriotic throughout his life, respected the flag and encouraged all to openly support their country.

He married Elizabeth M. Fischer on January 14, 1956 in Houston, TX and was blessed with four children. He was very active in his children’s lives, volunteered in Boy Scouts, and coached baseball and softball teams.

Roger worked as a salesman for Hallmark Cards for 5 years and then for H.W. Gossard for 15 years as a lingerie salesman. For the next 30 years he worked independently as a manufacturers’ representative selling lingerie and loungewear until his retirement at the age of 73.

He spent his retirement years reading, playing golf and poker, enjoying time with friends and family, and giving back to the community. He read weekly to others at their retirement home and organized monthly food and snack collections for Mission of Yahweh, a local women’s shelter.

Beginning in his 80’s, Roger fulfilled his life-long dream of writing. He wrote and self-published four books: two action books entitled Brig and Brig is Back, one children’s book called How the Animals Found Out and finally his own memoir: Slips are Up, Panties are Down, Bras are Holding Their Own, Memoirs of a Lingerie Salesman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jake Lee Rector, and his son Brian Thomas Rector. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Rector, his son Craig Rector and daughter-in-law Lisa Rector, his son Lee Rector and daughter-in-law Dana Rector, his daughter Karen Rector Guidry and son-in-law Todd Guidry, and grandchildren Aaron Rector, Lauren Rector, Mitchell Rector, Alicia Rector, Cassie Guidry, Brennan Guidry and Andrew Guidry.

In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to Mission of Yahweh and Wounded Warrior Project.

A funeral service will occur from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079. A committal service will occur Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079.

Service will be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/MemorialOaks/

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com for the Rector family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard Craig Rector
  • Lee Allen Rector
  • Brennan Matthew Guidry
  • Andrew Thomas Guidry
  • Mitchell Ryan Rector
  • Aaron Matthew Rector
  • Todd Randall Guidry

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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James & Sonia Thomas

September 15, 2020

We met and got to know Roger Rector through his daughter and son-in-law, our dear friends Karen and Todd Guidry. Mr. Rector was funny and nice and loved sharing stories of Waco, the Air Force, his life and his books. He and Mrs. Rector welcomed us into their extended family just as the Guidrys made us a part of theirs. We were honored to have known such a warm and wonderful man.

Jo Wood

September 14, 2020

May you Rest In Peace Roger. I will think of you often and miss you every day. Love Jo

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Roger B. Rector

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Roger and Mother Ruby Rector

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Roger as a baby

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Roger and big brother Jake

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Young Roger

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Roger with the French horn his mother made him play. He hated it.

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Roger Rector

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Roger Rector in the Air Force

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Roger B. Rector

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Roger and Mother Ruby Rector

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Roger as a baby

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Roger and big brother Jake

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Young Roger

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Roger with the French horn his mother made him play. He hated it.

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Roger Rector

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Roger Rector in the Air Force

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Roger marries Elizabeth on January 14,1956.

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Loyes and Marie Fischer, Elizabeth and Roger, Ruby and Thomas Rector

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