Roy Cleo Rogers, age 83, of Taylor, passed away July 17, 2020. He was born in Poteet, Oct. 7, 1936, to the late Louis Cleo and Bessie Mangum Rogers.
Roy was raised in Poteet and graduated high school in 1955. He spent his younger years farming and working cattle in Atascosa, LaSalle and McMullen counties with his father, uncles and grandfather.
He then went to college at Southwest Texas State, which is where he met the love of his life, Patricia (Busby) Rogers. He graduated college in 1959 and married Pat Nov. 14, 1959. He then joined the Army Reserve and began working for the Soil Conservation Service. His job led him to spend time in Kennedy, Bartlett and Victoria.
In 1975, Roy and family moved to Taylor, where he became the Exxon Consignee. In 1980, he formed R. Rogers Oil, Inc. which became a well-respected family establishment throughout the community. With the help of his family, together they ran the Exxon wholesale and retail for Williamson and surrounding counties.
After 20 years of hard-work and dedication, Roy and Pat decided to retire and sell the business. He was dedicated to and served in multiple capacities in the Taylor Rotary Club during his more than 40 years of service.
Roy was a kind, trustworthy and honest man that never had a crossword with anyone. While he was a man of few words, when he did speak, he spoke words of wisdom and encouragement, while always sneaking in a hint of humor.
Roy was a loving husband, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a love for the outdoors and spent many of his days hunting and fishing with his sons and friends. Along with the love of his family, he loved to dance the night away with Pat and his other “sweethearts” to classic country music. He never missed the opportunity to eat dessert after each meal, was always drawing the lucky hand when it came to cards and dominoes and never missed the opportunity to root on his grandchildren at all events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Bessie Rogers; sister, Maureen Burris; wife, Patricia Rogers; daughter, Royanne Rogers Rollins; and niece Donna Land.
Roy is survived by his sister, Sudie and Corky Halpin from Pleasanton; his brother, Mark Rogers from Poteet; his sister-in-law, Peggy Busby and DeeDee Lubow from Lakeway; children, Brett and Wendi Rogers from Holland, Trey and Kate Rogers from San Antonio, and Trisha and Bobby Copeland from Taylor; grandchildren, Kaci and Jeord Rosipal, Kodi Copeland, Kayla Rogers, Jackson and Carson Rogers; great-granddaughter, Ramsie Rosipal and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos G Parker Blvd in Taylor. The funeral will be held July 22, at 10 a.m. at Providence Funeral home.
Following the graveside services a luncheon will be hosted at the Copeland residence, 525 CR 497 in Taylor. Those wishing to make a memorial gift in lieu of flowers may do so by donating to First United Methodist Church of Taylor and Taylor Rotary Club.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the caregivers and therapists of Park Place Nursing Home and S.P.J.S.T Nursing Home.