John Harrell Rogers, a son of the late Mary Harrell and Walter Ford Rogers, Sr., died July 14, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born December 15, 1925, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Rogers was a graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology and The Harvard Business School. He was active as a real estate broker and developer in the Jacksonville area for many years. In 1961 he served as president of the Jacksonville Board of Realtors. He was very active in the community. He served on the boards of the Jacksonville Symphony Association, The Bolles School, The Memorial Park Association, Riverside Presbyterian Day School and several other organizations. He was a long time member of Riverside Presbyterian Church and served there as a deacon, elder and trustee.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Rebecca Yerkes Rogers; his three sons and their wives; Jonathan Yerkes Rogers and Debbie Leapley Rogers, Walter Ford Rogers III and Fran Bolding Rogers, Stephen Beville Rogers and Betty Stefanik Rogers and his four grandchildren; Julia Ruth Rogers, Paige Rebecca Rogers, Robert Yerkes Rogers, Lara Frances Rogers. He is also survived by his twin sister, Minerva Rogers Mason, and brothers; Walter Ford Rogers, Jr. and Henry Darwin Rogers.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday July 18, 2017 at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. In lieu of flowers the family suggest a memorial be made to Riverside Presbyterian Church, N.E. Florida Community Hospice, or a charity of choice.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory 4535 Main St Jacksonville, FL 32206 (904)353-3649