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2:00pm [2:00pm] EDDIE M. RODGERS (78) US ARMY DOUGLASS
This is the final itinerary for the Patriot Guard Riders Mission to Honor EDDIE M. ROGERS (78) US ARMY VIETNAM JANUARY 7, 2018 SUNDAY Born: March 20, 1939 Died: January 3, 2018 His family has requested that the PGR be present at his services. The Mission is a 'go' and all contacts have been made. Eddie M. Rogers Sr. was born on March 20, 1939 in Douglass, Texas to John and Ethel Rogers and was the first of 5 children. He graduated from South Park High School and studied marketing at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. After a brief year at Lamar, he entered military service in the Army to serve in the Vietnam War as a radio specialist and was honorably discharged after the war ended. He then began using his marketing experience in sales and management roles at various companies before retiring due to his health. One of his most rewarding jobs was when he was a simple milk man servicing milk routes in some of the poorer areas of Houston, primarily, Dickinson, Sante Fe and Texas City. He modeled, loving all people, no matter who they were, or where they came from. Frequently, he forgave debts owed in these communities, simply because he felt called by God to do so, many times to his own detriment. Eddie called many cities home over the years, many times moving where he was called to serve. He resided in Douglass, TX, Nacogdoches TX, Fort Riley, KS, Beaumont, TX, Lufkin TX, Pasadena, TX and Jasper, TX before spending his final 16 years as resident of League City, TX. Eddie enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting, fishing, playing cards and dominoes and watching football and baseball games, but most of all he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He modeled for us all what true Christian character looks like. He was loving, kind, patient and humble as he embodied these traits as a firm believer in Jesus Christ. GRAVESIDE SERVICE ONLY Services: 3:30 pm, 7 January 2018, at Douglass Cemetery, Hwy 225 . No street address available for cemetery. Douglass is west of Nacogdoches on Hwy 21. Once in Douglass, turn north on FM 225 and proceed approximately one quarter mile. Cemetery is on left. Services provided by Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505 Staging: Location from 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm with a riders meeting at 2:20 pm. GRAVESIDE SERVICE ONLY All new members are requested to sign a PGR Release of Liability prior to Flag Line. Please remain flexible as to the requirements of the mission (SEMPER GUMBY). Map link staging area: No street address available for cemetery. Douglass is west of Nacogdoches on Hwy 21. Once in Douglass, turn north on FM 225 and proceed approximately one quarter mile. Cemetery is on left. https://goo.gl/rc5jvl Ride Captain: Jeff Smith Phone: 936-652-2355 Email Address: jeff.b.smith@hotmail.com Flag Captain: Rodney Ray Phone: 936-553-4761 Email Address: goldwing67@yahoo.com Weather Report: high will be close to 60 degrees so please hydrate often, including the night before. ALL GROUPS, CLUBS, INDEPENDENTS, ETC. ARE WELCOME. The only prerequisite is RESPECT. Also remember, you do not have to ride a motorcycle to join in. The flag line is open to all who wish to participate. Stand tall and silent as you honor this fallen veteran and his family. Please ride/drive safely and defensively. And thanks again for your participation. ETPGR It is strongly encouraged that everyone should go to the Patriot Guard’s national web site www.patriotguard.org mission thread and post a brief message of condolence/sympathy to the family on the loss of their loved one. It's been mentioned more than once that those kind words brought great comfort to a Spouse, Mother, Father, and family. Thank You. You can visit the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders official website at: www.etpgr.com Join the ETPGR Facebook group go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116603381747755/ Join the ETPGR Yahoo group go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ET_PGR