Masonic graveside services for Joe Bill Rogers, 71, of Rockdale, were held Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Rogers died Saturday, Sept. 4, at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

He was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Bell County to Dick Rogers and Vena Clinard Rogers.

He married Donna Christian on Aug. 20, 1967, in Rockdale.

Mr. Rogers had been a Rockdale resident for the past 40 years.

He had worked as a police officer in Lexington, Cameron and Caldwell.

Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother, Opal Rogers.

Survivors are his wife, Donna Rogers of Rockdale; a daughter, Melanie Earley and husband Dennis of Arlington; two grandchildren, Hayden and Ella Earley; two brothers, Wayne Rogers of Rockdale, C.J. Sparks of Burleson; two sisters, Dora and Evelyn; and a stepsister, Joann Bolmes of Washington.

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