Ronald F. Rogers

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Services for Ronald F. Rogers, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, July 9, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inProvidence Baptist Church Cemetery in the Topeka community.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Rogers, 75, died July 6, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Owensboro, Ky.,on July 3, 1933, to James A. Rogers and Viola Wimp Rogers.

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Mr. Rogers was retired. He was an international seafoodconsultant, spinning his quick wit by introducing himself as a DFS(Dead Fish Salesman). He traveled all over the world. Mr. Rogersspent a great deal of time in Mexico, Japan and China negotiatingwith government officials for the exporting of seafood in bulk tothe U.S.

He entered the U.S. Air Force at the age of 14 and served fornine years, specializing in radar operations.

He was a history buff, avid reader and an accomplished crosswordpuzzle solver. He attended Parkway Baptist Church in Natchez, andwas a member of First Baptist Church in Brookhaven, where he taughtSunday school.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Robert E.Rogers; and a sister, Dorothy R. Rowell.

Survivors are his wife, Jo Ann Rogers, of Brookhaven; hisstepson, Charles B. “Billy” Wells; his daughter, Rhonda RogersFoster, of Boron, Calif.; his stepdaughters, Kim Keene and DebbieChristian, of Los Angeles, Calif.; his brothers, Leonard G. Rogersand wife, Sue, of Water Valley, and James T. Rogers and wife,Joyce, of Owensboro; his 12 grandchildren; his fourgreat-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.