Verlin Edwin Rogers, 89, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, was reunited with his late wife on July 6, 2020 after being apart for six years.
He was born on June 21, 1931, the son of Clate and Edna (Woods) Rogers.
Verlin was a lifelong resident of Douglas County and faithfully attended Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church throughout his adult life.
His early accomplishments included being named American Farmer of the Year in 1951 at the age of 22 and serving proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954.
The greatest date in his life was March 24, 1953, when Verlin was united in marriage to Nadine Wilma Barnes. From this union Verlin became the proud father to Deborah, Verl Dean, Clayton and Edwin.
Verlin owned and operated Rogers’ Brothers Tire with his brother for 25 years. Countless relationships were formed with customers who experienced Verlin’s honesty and integrity in their dealings.
Verlin lived out his life on the farm where he loved taking care of his cattle and seeing another hay crop each season. He was one of the founders of the volunteer fire department and he served as a deacon at his church. Additionally, he participated as a board member of various community organizations and was regarded as a beacon by members of the community. Verlin leaves an amazing legacy behind.
He is survived and will be greatly missed by his three children and their families: Deborah Summers and children Allyson and Sean of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Clayton and Kelley Rogers and children Casey and Cameron of Camdenton, Missouri, and Edwin and Missey Rogers and children Ethan Rogers, Miranda, Austin and Easton Coen of Mountain Grove. Verlin also leaves his only remaining sibling and dear sister, Shirley May Cook of Bolivar, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church with Paul Pritchard and Sam Crosby officiating. Pallbearers were Allyson and Sean Summers, Casey and Cameron Rogers, Ethan Rogers, and Austin, Miranda and Easton Coen. Honorary pallbearers were Max Reese, Norris Sloan and Joe Mack Nelson. Interment with full military honors was in Mount Ararat Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions be made to Mount Ararat Cemetery or to Mount Ararat Church c/o the funeral home.