Billy Walker Rogers, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday,
November 25th, 2015 at NHC Healthcare at the age of 87. Mr. Rogers was
born in DeKalb County, Alabama to the late Walker A. and Annie Gilbreath
Rogers. During his life, Mr. Rogers was the Owner and President of Waste
Recyclers of North Florida, Inc. Throughout his life, Billy was very
active and involved in The Shriner’s Club, serving as President of the
Gadsden Alabama Club in 1958. He loved helping children and the elderly
and was known for donating to various causes and activities that these
groups were involved in, so much so that he was recognized various times
for his charitable contributions to these groups. In 2003 Mr. Rogers
received the honor of being named Florida’s Business Man of the Year. In
addition to his parents, Mr. Rogers is preceded in death by one brother,
Donald Rogers, and two grandsons, Brad Pankey, and Michael Rogers. He is
survived by his loving wife Ann Norman Rogers; two sons, Don R!
ogers and his wife Janice, and Joseph Rogers and his husband Deke; one
daughter, Sandra Pankey and her husband Randall; one brother, J. Stanley
Rogers; three sisters, Lane Buttram, Julia Willmore, and Helen
Blankenship; four grandchildren; Michele Huether, Brigitte Rogers, Donny
Rogers, and Adam Pankey; five great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-granddaughter. Visitation for Mr. Rogers will be held on
Saturday, November 28th from 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will take place Sunday, November 29th at 1:00pm in the
Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Jason Melton, Deke Rogers,
Chuck Wilder, and Randall Pankey officiating. Roger Monroe, Steve
Willmore, David Blankenship, Don Rogers Jr., Bill Nichols, Stan Rogers,
Brian Seagraves, Stan Teal, Carter Sain, Roger Johnson, Rob Norman, JB
Hill, and Forrest Parker will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow
at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, the family asks that
donations in Billy’s m!
emory be made to The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Office !
of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607.
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