Donald Clark Rogers, 86, of Fort Meade, passed away at his home Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, of heart failure.
Mr. Rogers was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., on Sept. 17, 1925, and moved to Fort Meade from Haines City in 1962. He was a retired bank president with Flagship Bank and SunTrust Bank in Fort Meade, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda.
He was a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Fort Meade, where he served as treasurer and also held many positions in the church locally and in the Episcopal Diocese. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.
Mr. Rogers was instrumental in helping organize the building of the new Frank S. Battle Football Field in Fort Meade. He was also a member of the Florida Flywheelers, Lions Club, and Florida Bankers Association. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, W.Va., Class of 1943, and also from Potomac State College in West Virginia, and West Virginia Wesleyan State College in Buckhannon, where he played football and graduated in the Class of 1950. Mr. Rogers also furthered his education by graduating from The School of Banking of the South.
He was preceded in death by his stepson, William G. Trask; two sisters; and a brother.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Hartsaw Rogers of Fort Meade; daughters, Katherine R. Newell (Bruce) of Lakeland, Ann R. Myers (John) of Amelia Island, Sue R. Hunter (Steve) of Bartow, and their mother, Pauline Carland of Lakeland; stepchildren, Jane T. Ganey of Lake Placid, Fla., Donald A. Trask (Donna) of Seminole, Kenneth E. Trask (Karen) of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Mary Trask of Bartow; mother-in-law, Mae Hartsaw of Bartow; brother-in-law, Bob Hartsaw of Jacksonville, Ala.; grandchildren, Kimberly Waller, Joshua Townsend, Matt Ganey, Brad Ganey, Shannon Ganey, Austin Trask, Aubrey Trask, Amanda Trask, Ashley Trask, Jeffrey Trask and Ryan Trask; and great-grandchildren, Makenzie Ganey and Makabe Ganey.
Memorial services is at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at Christ Church Episcopal,
1 N. Cleveland Ave., Fort Meade, with Rev. James McConnell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to Christ Church Episcopal or Cornerstone Hospice.
Arrangements: Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hancockfh.com.