Tommy “Gene” Rogers, 79 , of Amarillo, TX passed away March 28, 2023.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount.
Gene was born March 5, 1944 in Amarillo, TX to Mac and Ruth Rogers. He graduated from Borger High School in 1962 then received his Associate’s Degree from Amarillo College. Gene began his career with Pantex as an operator in 1978 and moved on to a Process Engineer. He retired from Pantex after 36 years then went to be a Contract Engineer for Sandia National Labs.
Gene belonged to many organizations including Amature Trap Shooters Association and was named President of the club from 1982-1983. He was also a member of Clarendon Country Club and ran the Amarillo Gun Club from 1976-1980. Gene was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church and a volunteer firefighter in Howardwick, TX.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Gayle Rogers; parents, Mac and Ruth Rogers; and brother, Ricky Rogers.
Gene is survived by his son Shane Rogers and wife, Rachael of Ropesville, TX; brother, Dr. Garrett Lee Rogers of Jacksonville, NC; stepsons, Kevin Roberson and wife Gayle and Billy Don Roberson and wife Angela all of Howardwick, TX; grandchildren, Noah Rogers, Nick Rogers, Nate Rogers, Jaxon Reeves, Justin and Brandy Roberson, Wendy and Kevin Miller, Chase Roberson, Zack and Tiffany Roberson, Michael and Kelly Roberson, Stephanie and Jarrett Needham, Chad Keesee, and Brady Essary; and 11 great-grandchildren.
3 Replies to “Tommy “Gene” Rogers”
Gene was a very dear friend and coworker. With Gene there was always a way forward no matter the problem. We hunted and/or fished together with Bob Barringer, Brad Tyler, Ken Risley, John Fuegel, Ed Ater, Sam Mayes and David Renteria. So many great and dear memories of Gene and these other men. Gene and I would jog together during our lunch time at Pantex. I can see Gene in my mind standing in my office doorway and saying “are you going with me or stay tied to that computer.”
Gene and Gayle were a perfect couple, they loved and supported each other completely. In retirement, living at Howardwick, they fell in love together with golf! There is no doubt when Gayle passed a part of Gene passed also, he missed her so very much. Well Gene you are with Gayle now and with your father and mother and all those you love that have passed before you! We will always hold you and Gayle dear in our hearts. We will see you again soon dear friends!
Gene was an exceptional man. I had the pleasure to hunt elk with him for several years and was mazed at how many miles he could walk each day hunting. He will be missed but, in a much better place now in heaven.
I met Gene in the late 70’s while trap shooting at the Amarillo Gun Club and went on to work with him for many years at Pantex. I never heard him say a bad word nor heard anyone speak one of him. Memories of spending time with Gene shooting, working or fishing
the streams on New Mexico while staying at his cabin in Ute Park will always be with me. Good bye Gene.