October 3, 1936 – March 27, 2021
Ersell Rogers, of Nacogdoches, passed away on March 27, 2021 at the age of 84 years old. He was born on October 3, 1936 on a farm during the Great Depression in rural East Texas. Ersell was the oldest of eight children born to the late Marion Cornelius Rogers (2007) and Lorene Norsworthy Rogers (2006).
In addition to his parents, Ersell was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Denise Rogers (2020), his sons, Dale Ersell Rogers (2017) and David Marsell Rogers (2005), his grandson, Cody Rogers (2002), and his brothers, Norman Rogers (2016), Robert Rogers (2016) and Junior Rogers (1971).
Ersell loved to stay busy. He had an entrepreneurial spirit that spanned his entire life. He left home at an early age to join the Navy, where he was later joined by his brother Junior. Ersell had a career in construction for many years, where he worked with his sons. He very much enjoyed being his own boss. He also loved to fish, garden, farm and raise livestock. Even though Ersell lacked a formal education, he could build, create and repair almost anything. He was an extraordinary person with a caring heart.
Ersell met and married his wife, Irene, while serving in the military. They began their family soon after, having five children: Travis, Darlene, David, Diane and Dale. Ersell and Irene remained married for over six decades, until his recent passing. Ersell was a dutiful husband, providing care to Irene in the later years of their marriage when she could not care for herself.
Ersell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anne "Irene" Fitzgerald Rogers and their two oldest children, Travis Dersell Rogers and Zelda "Darlene" Molandes. In addition, his brother Herman Lee Rogers and three sisters, Emma Womack, Ima Jean Lowery and Nelda Jean Hooks. As well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services for Ersell will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in the Eden Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.
- Anne "Irene" Fitgerald Rogers, Wife of 64 Years
- Travis Dersell Rogers, Son
- Zelda "Darlene" Molandes, Daughter
- Herman Lee Rogers, Brother
- Emma Womack, Sister
- Ima Jean Lowery, Sister
- Nelda Jean Hooks, Sister
Ersell was also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Denise Rogers (2020), his sons Dale Ersell Rogers (2017) and David Marsell Rogers (2005), his grandson Cody Rogers (2002), and his brothers Norman Rogers (2016), Robert Rogers (2016) and Junior Rogers (1971), and his parents, Marion Cornelius Rogers (2007) and Lorene Norsworthy Rogers (2006).
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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April 6, 2021
Baby Hudson with his great grandfather.
April 4, 2021
Me and my great grandfather had our up and downs and we had more ups than downs me and him had our own relationship with each other he always told me to just walk away from bs and come talk with him about it and I really liked the way he said what he meant and he was just a great man no matter how much my family tries to make me look bad and use false accusations I loved my papal and ain't no way in my life would I be a better man if it wasn't for him and the person he thought me to be