In Memory

Tom Rogers

Tom Rogers

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02/02/16 08:16 PM #1    

Bob Harter

Thomas Warren (“Tommy”) Rogers Sr, 71, died on Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home in Lakeland .
He leaves his wife of 19 years, Lisa (Elliott) Rogers; his son Tommy (Denise) Rogers; his daughter Melissa (Brian) Johnston; stepdaughters Robyn and Crystal Arp; grandchildren Abby, James, Lauren, Cory, Alexis, and Connor; his beloved aunt Merlene Caudill as well as many extended family and many, many friends.
Born and raised in Lakeland, son of Grover and Annie Lee Rogers, Tommy was a proud life-long Floridian and resident of Lakeland.
Tommy served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a member of Amvets Post #32. He was retired from the City of Lakeland electric department.
No obituary can adequately contain the easy-going, fun-loving goofy life force that was this man, nor ever convey his story. He is deeply mourned and his presence will be forever missed.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 2125 S. Bartow Rd, Lakeland.


02/03/16 10:57 AM #2    

Joe Lancaster

Football players tended to not trust those tall basketball players that wore those short silky shorts, but Tommy Rogers represented LHS with class and talent.  Tommy was a buddy like that other Tommy (as in Ford).  I will truly miss both of these buddies!  When gas was cheap at Tony Gengler's dad's station, we would argue to see who would drive on our double dates.  Great times, great memories.  Tommy, you represented your country and I look forward to honoring you Friday with a final salute.  God's blessings to your family and loved ones.

Joe L.

02/03/16 11:53 AM #3    

Toni Gengler (Maddox)

Yes, Tommy was one of the "good ole" boys.  He was super nice and always very friendly.  His daughter married my nephew; making his grandkids my great niece and nephew.  We always kidded each other about our "family" connection.  He will be missed, but he is now where there are no more more more waiting to meet his maker.  God bless you and your faimly, Tommy, may you now rest in peace.

02/03/16 12:58 PM #4    

Lucia Strawbridge (Campbell)

I LOVED Tommy and his fun, easy-going ways. I remember talking about our dads, who had served in WW II, I remember his fast car (post high school), and , of course, I remember the basketball games!! What a good friend and dear friend. He will be missed.

02/03/16 03:35 PM #5    

Col (R) George Goller

Tom and I did not run in the same circles in high school but we did share the experiences of serving in Vietnam.  So from one soldier to another and to his family, thanks for his service to the country and the men he served with in the army. 

To all who served “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

COL(R) George C. Goller II

Vietnam 70-71

Border Ranger, Biet Dong Quan

02/04/16 02:24 PM #6    

Irvan Smoot Jr.

Tom was one of a few who teased me about being short.  My answer was "yes but I have you to look up to"  I'll never forget our friendship.  God bless him.

02/05/16 07:21 AM #7    

John Knoop

Tommy was one of the most fun loving guys to be around.  I never saw him that he did't have a big grin on his face..

May God be with his family!



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