Description: This is the final itinerary for the
Patriot Guard Riders
Mission to Honor
JANUARY 7, 2018

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.


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.


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.


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
Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018
Time: 2:00pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Updated: Saturday, January 6, 2018 12:53am GMT
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