Richard Kent “Dick” Rogers Sr.

October 3, 2013

Richard Kent “Dick” Rogers, Sr. 89, a former Frankfort, IN resident, died October 3, 2013 at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Born April 15, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Bertram Livezey “Burt” and Anna Elizabeth (Messic) Rogers. He married Edith Lorraine Kelly on July 15, 1946 and she survives. Dick spent his early years in Cressy, Merced and Santa Rosa, CA before moving to Frankfort in the 1946 from La Sierra, CA. He was owner/operator of Rogers Construction from 1949-1980 and was the founder of Sun Communications, Inc. with his two sons, Rick and Jim. Sun Communications, which he founded, continues today. A veteran of WWII, he served from 1941-44 with the US Army, stationed state side as a surgical assistant at Fort Sam Houston. Dick was a proud family man, he loved his wife and children, a patient man who strived for perfection in detail, was very generous and was committed to his relationship with God. He was a successful builder during the Rogers Construction era, building homes in Frankfort and a number of churches including the Seventh Day Adventist Church on South Maish Road in Frankfort. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Dick was a private pilot.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN, with the funeral services at 6 p.m. Family burial will be Wednesday, October 9th at Cicero Cemetery, Cicero, IN. Memorial donations may be made to The Indiana Academy, 24815 SR 19 Cicero, IN 46034.

Survived by:

Wife: Edith Lorraine Rogers of Knoxville, TN, Son: James D “Jim” Rogers of Indianapolis, Daughter: Cheryl Ann (Edmund) Komorowski of Knoxville, TN, Brother: Nole Rogers of California, 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Edith Inez Rogers & Linda Sue Rogers, son, Richard K. “Rick” Rogers Jr., granddaughter, Lindsay Leigh Bortle Rogers and two sisters, Phyllis Mazur and Ruth Morris.


4 Condolences for “Richard Kent “Dick” Rogers Sr.”

  1. Sal and Pat Jacob October 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Jim and family; We are so sorry for your loss. We know his presence will be greatly missed in your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    (I will always remember that sweet twinkle in his eyes. A kind and generous man who saw the best in everyone)

  2. Suzanne Renton October 7, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    My Dear Friends, Cheryl and Jim:
    I have always considered you part of my family. Your parents’ strength, courage and steadfast faith in God were evident in the losses of their loved ones that they endured in this life. Your dad was a kind man with a gentle spirit, and in that way he reminded me of my own dad. Heaven will be grand! Hold on to the Great Hope and endure until Jesus comes when all of our families will be reunited.
    Much love and prayers. Sue

  3. David & Diane Bortle October 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Our sincere sympathies to you all. Losing a husband, father, grandfather, family member or friend is so difficult to face. Please know that you are not alone. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Marshall Miner October 10, 2013 at 2:52 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Dick was a great person. Always enjoyed working for him and talking to him. Please except my deepest sympathy.

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