Charles Morrison Rogers, 91, peacefully departed this life Thursday, July 8, 2021. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 9, 1929, to the late Charles A. Tanner and the late Thyra (Morrison) Tanner, and was raised by his mother and adoptive father, the late William J. Rogers. He was the devoted husband of the late Barbara (Hamlin) Rogers for 68 years; loving father of Dianne (Nick) Walls, Bill (Sandy) Rogers, Dan (Alison) Rogers and Patty (Mike) Maddox; brother of the late Don (Jane) Rogers; adored grandfather of Meredith Ramsey, Katie (Shane) Schmucker, Alison (Don) Lisi, Carla (Brad) Ballard, Matt (Erica) Rogers, Kelly Rogers, Peyton Rogers, Tanner Rogers, Charles Gullett and Dustin Gullett; proud great-grandfather of Emilie, Hannah, Tyler, Nicholas, Ava, Addyson, Anna, Nora, Dillon, Mackenzie, Reid, Hayes, Danny and Dublin; beloved brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and dear friend of many.
Charles graduated from Beaumont High School in 1947 and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Sonarman aboard the USS Henry W. Tucker during the Korean War. He was a 45-year member of IBEW Local 1 and was an electrician until his retirement. During his adult life, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, was an avid reader, enjoyed art and culture in many forms, travel and even shared in a bit of quilting with his wife. He took great joy in watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in athletic events, music and artistic events, school plays and programs, graduations and award ceremonies – what ever their interests were. Charles was an active participant in his children’s lives including coaching youth sports teams and being a den leader in the Scouts. He taught Sunday School and enjoyed studying the Bible; he was very community-minded and was a long-time member of Post 297 of the American Legion in Union, Missouri, where he served as a past Post Commander. He was a man of many and varied interests, a dedicated and true family man, a man with a quick and snappy sense of humor, and over his life, he was the happiest in the presence of his family, being on the water, or with his old hunting dog, Pete. He will be deeply missed by many.
The family of Charles and Barbara Rogers wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the exceptional administrators and staff of Park Place Senior Living Community for their dedication, loving care, and family support.
A Celebration of Life for both Charles and his beloved Barbara will take place in the Fall, and details will be announced.
Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.