Donald Jack Rogers

November 17, 1934April 16, 2021

Donald Jack Rogers, was born in Aurora, Illinois on November 17, 1934 to Earl and Elizabeth Rogers. He served for 8 years as a military police officer during the Korean War. After returning home from the military he worked in the construction and concrete industry for many years, and eventually retired from JESCO after 18 years of service with the company. He loved to work in his flower and vegetable gardens. He also loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his friends and family at his log cabin in Ecru, MS.

He leaves behind one daughter, Cindy Lawrence (Joe Rossler) of Aurora, IL; one son, Rodney Rogers (Sherl) of Ecru, MS; two brothers, Art and Wayne Rogers of Aurora, IL; one step-sister, Roberta Malmgrem of CA; nine grandchildren, Brian Linden and Brandon Lawrence (Ruta) of Aurora, IL, Eddie Rogers (Shelly), Zack Rogers (Emily), Shawnda Rogers Black (Heath) and Kerry Rogers all of Pontotoc, MS, Wendy Sanders and Jonathan Clayton (Cheree) of New Albany, MS, Felicia Rakestraw (Cory) Tampa, FL; and a host of great and great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Rogers is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Rogers, Ted and Elizabeth Malmgrem; a daughter, Belinda Clayton, a son-in-law, Tommy Clayton; a son, Joe Rogers;a brother, Ray Rogers; also a very special friend and companion of 18 years, Terri Deitters.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc, with Rev. Mike Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery, IL. Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. The graveside service will be held on April 30, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery, IL, with Healy Chapel Funeral Home assisting the family with the arrangements.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Dyer, Brad Hogue, Laine Robbins, Chris Hodge, Eddie Rogers, Zack Rogers, Kerry Rogers and Ronald “Frog” Sellers. Active Pallbearers in Montgomery, IL will be Tommy Rogers, Eddie Rogers, Zack Rogers, Brian Linden, Brandon Lawrence and Denny Lee.

Visitation will be Sunday from 12 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home, in Pontotoc, MS and visitation at Healy Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Montgomery, IL.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Sanctuary Hospice and Home Hospice Staff, and the staff at the Ecru Medical Clinic.

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  • Cindy Lawrence (Joe Rossler), Daughter
  • Rodney Rogers (Sherl), Grandson
  • Roberta Malmgrem, Step-Sister
  • Art Rogers, Brother
  • Wayne Rogers, Brother
  • Brian Linden, Grandson
  • Brandon Lawrence (Ruta), Grandson
  • Eddie Rogers (Shelly), Grandson
  • Zack Rogers (Emily), Grandson
  • Shawnda Rogers Black (Heath), Granddaughter
  • Kerry Rogers, Grandson
  • Wendy Sanders, Granddaughter
  • Jonathan Clayton (Cheree), Grandson
  • Felicia Rakestraw (Cory), Granddaughter
  • Earl Rogers, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Albright Malmgrem, Mother (deceased)
  • Belinda Clayton (Tommy Clayton), Daughter (deceased)
  • Joe Rogers, Son (deceased)
  • Ray Rogers, Brother (deceased)
  • Terri Deitters, Special Friend (deceased)
  • Mr. Rogers also leaves behind a host of great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

  • Tommy Rogers, Active
  • Eddie Rogers, Active
  • Zack Rogers, Active
  • Brian Linden, Active
  • Brandon Lawrence, Active
  • Denny Lee, Active
  • Jason Dyer, Honorary
  • Brad Hogue, Honorary
  • Laine Robbins, Honorary
  • Chris Hodge, Honorary
  • Eddie Rogers, Honorary
  • Zack Rogers, Honorary
  • Kerry Rogers, Honorary
  • Ronald "Frog" Sellers, Honorary


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021

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