Rev. Herman Will Rogers Sr. was born Tuesday, April 20, 1937 at Sullivan, Missouri to Lee R. and Gustie (nee Almo) Rogers and passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 82 years.
Herman proudly served in the United States Army from 19 May 1959 to 22 May 1962. He earned the Marksman Badge Missile, Marksman Badge Carbine and the Good Conduct Medal.
Herman married Etta Mae Bridgeman on December 15, 1962.
Herman retired for Chrysler in 1996 after 28 years of dedicated service. Herman served the Lord for his entire life and for 55 years he pastored in Cuba, four years in Potosi, then Rolla, St. James, Sullivan, and Newburg, Missouri. Herman continued preaching funerals until 2009. He was a member of the Evangelical Holiness Church of Cuba and the Bible Way.
In his spare time, Herman enjoyed fishing, spoiling his cats Tornado and Twister and his dog Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Gustie Rogers; one son, Will Rogers; grandson, Jesse Rogers; siblings, Virginia and husband Melvin Vaughn, Joe and wife Jean Rogers, Marvin H. and wife Leona Rogers, Buddy Rogers, two still born brothers, two still born sisters; sister-in-law, Grace Rogers; brother-in-law, James Reeves; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Etta Mae Rogers; one son, Tom Rogers and companion Anita Mansfield of Cuba, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Steffanie Rogers of Steelville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jeremiah Rogers of Steelville, Missouri, Tabitha Rogers of Steelville, Missouri, Danny Rogers of Cuba, Missouri, TJ Rogers of Cuba, Missouri and Missy Rogers of Summersville, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Trustin Richards, Zoey Szyhowski and Mackenzie Rogers; siblings, Jimmy and wife Alice Rogers of Sullivan, Missouri and Robert Lee and wife Judy Rogers of Phoenix, Arizona; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Norene Rogers of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Albert and wife Dora Bridgeman, Harold Bridgeman, Joe and wife Dorothy Bridgeman, Della Reeves, Louise and husband Claud Smith, Gladene Ware and Geraldine and husband Tom Lawrence all of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Bro. Don Mitchell officiating. Special recorded music was “Where Roses Never Fade,” “Precious Memories” and “Go Rest High on that Mountain.”
Interment, prayers and full military honors followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.