Ralph L. Rogers was born the son of William Guy Rogers and Madge Bell Rogers on October 19, 1927, in Kansas City, Missouri, and departed this life March 13, 2018, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.
He was united in marriage on July 30, 1951, at Salem, Arkansas, to Betty Reynolds.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Rogers of West Plains, Missouri; two daughters, Linda Ward and husband, Mike of Thayer, Missouri and Marla Rogers of Maumelle, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Allison Bouland and husband, Brad of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Kim Anne Fleissner of Rockton, Illinois; four great grandchildren, Darby and Colby Bouland and Hannah and Gunther Fleissner; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Madge Rogers; two sons, Jerry Rogers and Keith Rogers; and his sister, Louise Halcomb.
Ralph was a conductor for Frisco Railroad, retiring after more than forty years of service. He also enjoyed hours spent working on the family farm.
He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs, as long as they had a winning season.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and a loving and caring dad. He will be missed by all that had the privilege to know him.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Erman Croney officiating.
The body will lie in state at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday until service time.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.
Interment will be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.