John Howard Rogers peacefully passed away at his home on Montell Creek, Wednesday, April 25th.
Born in Uvalde and raised on his family’s ranch in Montell, Texas, Rogers completed his secondary education in Uvalde before attending college at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. He roped many a calf on the university rodeo team while pursuing his MS in Biology with an emphasis in Botany, minoring in Geology.
With generations of ranching heritage, John dedicated a lifetime to managing his ranch, raising goats, sheep, and Brangus cattle, all the while a genuine steward of both the land and the water. His chosen career path was in heavy equipment and bulldozer operations, welding, and metal building construction. A hard-working man, devoted husband, and proud father, he provided his family plentiful love and exemplary moral.
John treasured his time spent with friends and was known as someone who would give you the shirt off his back. A lighthearted gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor, John Rogers was a teacher, a brother, and a father figure to many beloved friends and neighbors. His legacy will live for generations.
After his fearless battle with cancer, John has gone to live with our Lord. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Denise, his daughter Mary Kate and son-in-law John Marshall Eicher III of Montell, and many adoring friends. He also is survived by brother Tom D. Rogers and sister-in-law Sue Rogers of Wheelock, and is preceded in death by his parents Victor Wendell Rogers and Stella Mae Tribbett Rogers of Montell.
Services will be held at 2pm Saturday, April 28th at the Montell Methodist Church, officiated by Dr. Elmer Herndon.
Interment will follow at Montell Cemetery.
So sad to hear of John's passing. I remember when he would come by my dad's shop (James Pike) when he was in town. One time he had dropped a load of sheep at the auction. He stopped at Daddy's on the way out of town. They discovered one small black & white lamb was still in the trailer. John said he was not going back to the auction - so he sent "Priscilla" home with Daddy. She was a great pet and John would always ask about her when he saw me.
Deepest sympathies, Peaches Pike and Bonnie & David Mello
Bonnie Pike MelloFresno, TX
John and I were in the Uvalde High School band in the percussion section playing drums in the marching band. It was always a fun time with John there finding humor in everything we did. I'm sorry to hear that John lost his battle with cancer. I know he will be missed, especially his humor. My thoughts and prays will be with you.
Eddie SutherlandAustin, TX
So very sorry for your loss. I remember John's good spirits when he showed me how high he could kick up his knees after knee surgery. That will be how I remember him. Wish I had known the time of his services so that I could have attended. Sending you thoughts of love and peace.
Laura SeyffertUvalde, TX
Will miss you. A great friend. A soft spoken good hearted man.
Nolan SheedyUvalde, TX
I will miss John very good man I live only few miles from where his place is,here in Montell I have known him all of my life my Condolences to the Rogers family , John I will sure miss you coming in the Store at Uvalde and passing you on Hwy 55 on the way Home till we meet again .....
Randy Hicks Sr.Montell, TX
Our Class of 1964 lost another beautiful soul to heaven and his sense of humor will be greatly missed. John always had a joke and a laugh when you visited with him. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Denise and family. RIP John.
Robert and Dorothy Parsonsvictoria, TX
A dear friend who will be sorely missed. Loved his wit and warmth b
Shirley JaysonCherokee, TX
It just won't be the same at our Deer Lease on the Rafter 7 without John Rogers, we will all miss him dearly. He fought a tough fight but now, no more suffering! Our prayers are with all the family.
Bobby & Janie ZajicekBayou Vista, TX
Sending condolences & prayers for comfort for Denise & family at the loss of John. He was a dear old friend of mine from teen days on & he will be sorely missed by all that knew & loved him. God bless you all....
June SightsMineral Wells, TX
Our world has lost a very fine gentleman while Heaven has gained a glorious angel. My heart goes out to John's family and loved ones in his passing. When my middle son, Buc, and his little boy moved to Laguna in 2002 John was the first neighbor to stop by and welcome them to the area. They became good friends and I have always appreciated the kindness John extended to my boys. Rest in Peace, John and give my Buc a hug for me when he welcomes you to Heaven.
Anne Mitchell VickersBig Lake, TX
John will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends. R.I.P.
Kristin FreedLynchburg, TX
John has been such a dear friend to our family for so many years. I always looked forward to his daily visits and smiled when I heard Kubota coming down the driveway. Montell will not be the same without him.
Carrie Fields-AmyBrookyln, NY
There has never been a better friend to have than John Rogers! We ran to him for help often..run away horses..flat tires…rattlesnakes…bad grades…boyfriend troubles..and other traumatic college situations!!! Most things that now are just so many funny and cherished memories! I always felt part of the Rogers Clan..Knowing John and rooming with Kathryn, I was fortunate to experience wonderful stories of family and ranching history from Montell….John will always hold a special spot in my heart…Thanks dear friend for the wonderful memories... I will miss you for now but keep horses saddled for Katheryn and me!
Nena EvansMidland, TX
Shared many wonderful fun times with John. Thoughts and prayers .
Wendell M FreverStockbridge, MI
Harold HenkelUvalde, TX
John’s laugh is woven in the fabric of Texas history and will not be forgotten because he was loved by so many. He and Street and I grew up together on Montell Creek with Grandma and Grandpa Rogers in the middle, holding down both forts. Besides his good sense of humor, John was good to have on your side when things got rough. I miss you, John. Always your cousin-sister, Kathern ( that’s how you always said it )
Kathryn RogersDenison, TX
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family, John was a very fine man & he will be missed by many.
Clyde & Nadine WelchUvalde, TX