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* DR. JOE Don ROGERS, O.D. *

August 13, 1927 - October 29, 2014

Memorial gathering: Friday, November 28, 2014

11 am Graveside interment of cremations at

Memorial Park Cemetary, 51st & S. Memorial Drive

Tulsa, 50 yards* south of the chapel

(brief prayers with family, friends, & military salute)

1 pm "Fellowship Remembrance" time at

Christ United Methodist Church, 3515 S. Harvard

Tulsa, room #136

( sharing time, prayers, memories, photos, and food

with family, friends, and extended family/friends )

***We are requesting NO suits or formal attire! Dress nicely and comfortably, but JOE would love it if you wore any

attire supportive of the NFL Dallas Cowboys or Oklahoma State University (Cowboys) or the United States Military!

***also, in lieu of flowers, if you would like to: make a charitable donation to FOLDS OF HONOR

( a Tulsa-based support for military families) @ in memory of Dr. JOE D. ROGERS .

Surviving family: wife: Phyllis M. ROGERS, Tulsa

son: Jon S. ROGERS I, & wife Rheta, Nashville, TN

grandsons: Jon S. ROGERS II, Nashville

Joe J. ROGERS, & wife Allyson, Nashville

son: Jay M. ROGERS, & wife Linda RN, Atlanta, GA

grandsons: Cody M. ROGERS, Atlanta

Colton H. ROGERS, Atlanta

granddaughters: V. Skye ROGERS, Atlanta

Danielle ROGERS, Hawaii


Preceded in death by: parents Joseph H. & Vera L. ROGERS

brother Timothy ROGERS

sister Marie ROGERS Watkins

eldest son Dr. Joe Lee ROGERS, O.D.


We are "Celebrating the LIFE "

of DR. JOE DON ROGERS , a very good man!

JOE was born on Friday, August 13, 1927, to Joseph H. & Vera L. ROGERS.

Through no fault of his own, his birth took place in Mineral Wells, Texas,

which officially made him a Texan. Not good! Finally, by the age of 3, JOE

convinced his folks to move to an "Okie". Good! JOE loved

growing up in Oklahoma, mostly in Tulsa, graduating from Will Rogers High

School in 1945. That fall he entered Oklahoma A & M University (later

known as Oklahoma State University). But in 1946, the United States Army

drafted him to become a soldier in the European Occupation troop movement.

Because JOE was born under a lucky star, and because he could type, the

commander at Fort Meade, Maryland, retained JOE as his personal secretary,

which allowed for JOE to remain there and NOT ever be deployed overseas.

In 1947, JOE received an Honorable Discharge from the army, and returned

to college at "OSU", where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1948.

Immediately following, JOE was accepted at the SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF

OPTOMETRY in Memphis, TN. He married Joyce Sweeley in 1952. In 1953,

he graduated from SCO. They returned to Tulsa, where he became a

successful 35 year optometrist, and they joyfully raised their 3 son family.

In 1987 JOE retired; they also divorced. He remained in Tulsa, finally

remarrying on December 20, 1995, to Phyllis Murray. From then on, together,

JOE & Phyllis especially enjoyed family, friends, weenie dogs, football,

basketball, and UNO! He was a great husband & father & grandfather & friend.

He is also survived by his closest friends: Walter Nagengast, Dr. Don Lecklitner,

Dave Lovejoy, Wayne Smith, and Rod Coleman. He is also deeply missed by his

"secondary kids", Mimi & Mickey & Mikey ROGERS of the home.

Although none of us are absolutely sure WHERE JOE IS NOW, we do believe

that he is with loving family & friends who are already THERE! "Perfec!"

If you ever glance at the time of day or night and it is 11:11, that will be

JOE's way of saying "HI!".

And we believe, somewhere, JOE is still a very good "man"!.....

.....we will see each other again.

"Rest in Peace, our dearest JOE (JoeDon-Doc-Dad-Grandy-BooBoo )....... are very, very loved, for always."

p.s. " And, Thank You, Dear GOD, for giving us the gift of JOE. "

Previous Events





11:00 AM
Memorial Park Cemetery-Tulsa

51st & Memorial
Tulsa, OK 74145

Life Celebration




1:00 PM
Christ United Methodist Church

3515 S. Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74135


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