Mr. Marion Thomas (M.T.) Rogers age 84 of Rock Island, TN died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at his residence. Born on August 11, 1921 in Warren County, TN, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Altherr Rogers, parents James F. and Lila Belle Cunningham Rogers, and sister Betty Jean Rigsby. He was a retired sawmill operator, farmer, member of the Loyal Order of Eagles, served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law Rosalind and Salvador Aiello of Kent, Washington, Ellen and Charles Nichols of Waynesville, NC, Jo and David Basham of Rock Island, TN, and Susan Rogers and Dave Williams of McMinnville, TN, son Raymond Rogers of Rock Island, TN, son and daughter-in-law Leslie and Grace Rogers of McMinnville, TN, sisters Mary Elizabeth Rigsby of Bone Cave, TN, Frances McKnight of Powell, TN, Brenda Barnes and Linda Watts both of McMinnville, TN, brothers J. Farrell Rogers of Rock Island, TN and Marcus Rogers of McMinnville, TN. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 P.M. Sunday, March 19, 2006 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Johnny Haston will officiate. Interment will follow at Shellsford Cemetery. Military grave rites will be administered by V.F.W. Post 5064 and the American Legion Post 173. The Rogers Family will receive friends on Saturday from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. and again on Sunday from 10 A.M. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
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