Robert Wesley "Bob" Rogers

Monday, June 29, 2015

Robert Wesley "Bob" Rogers, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon.

He was born June 29, 1926, in Southgate, Calif., the son of Arthur Gilbert and Doris May (Carney) Rogers. On Jan. 25, 1944, in Orange County, Calif., he was united in marriage to Olive "Marie" Cuskey, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, two sisters and two grandsons.

Survivors include: one son, Robert Dennis "Bob" Rogers, of Sun Valley, Calif.; one daughter, Rebecca Sue "Becky" Davison and her husband, Eddie, of Shell Knob; four grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

He grew up and received his education in Los Angeles, Calif., where he graduated from high school. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving from Sept. 8, 1944, to Feb. 28, 1946. He became a plumber, working for Liberty Plumbing in Los Angeles. In 1976, he and Marie moved to Shell Knob. He was a member of VFW Post 2203.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor David Donaldson conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob.

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