LAKELAND - Mr. Harold B. Rogers, died of respiratory failure Monday (January 27, 2014). He was born March 17, 1931, in South Carolina. He was a retired district fire chief in Metro-Dade County, and a member of the International Fire Fighters Union 1403. He was a USMC Korean War veteran.
Mr. Rogers loved fishing, skeet shooting, wood working, travel, spoiling his wives and granddaughters, and spending time with family. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his father Clarence Benjamin Rogers; mother Edna Rogers; wife Norma Jean Rogers; and brother James Rogers.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Rogers, Lakeland; sons Dr. Kenneth (Jill) Rogers, Winter Haven, Richard Rogers, Oakland, FL; granddaughters Sarah Rogers, Clearwater, FL, Amanda (Adam) Livesay, Largo, FL, April Rogers, Atlanta, GA; companion, his little Muff. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 1/31/14, at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, 2/1/14 at Christ Lutheran Church.
Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 2715 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL, 33805, (863) 682-7802 and Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL, 33823, (863) 297-1880. -
Ledger, Wed. Jan. 29, 2014
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