ALBANY -- James Rustin (Rusty) Rogers, Sr. 87, of Albany, GA, died April 20, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Josh Duckworth of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church will officiate. Entombment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
A native of Reidsville, GA, Mr. Rogers was an US Army veteran of World War II, serving in Burma and he had resided in Savannah, GA prior to moving to Albany, GA in 1964. He was a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church and attended the Hancock Sunday School Class. Mr. Rogers was retired from General Electric Company where he was employed for thirty four years. After his retirement, he worked part time for Wetherbee Electric Company and CED Electric Company.
Mr. Rogers was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Solomon's Lodge # 1 F&AM in Savannah, GA. He was a member of Hasan Shrine Center, an emeritus member of Albany Shrine Club and a member of the Royal Order of The Jesters, Court # 159. Mr. Rogers was also a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose, Lodge # 1285 and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 2785.
Survivors include his wife, Estelle Rogers, a son and his wife, James (Rusty) Rogers, Jr. and Mickie and a daughter and her husband, Jan and Jim Medlin, all of Albany, GA, his grandchildren, Rebecca Rogers of Largo, FL, Jennifer Rogers of Lee County, GA and John Medlin of Atlanta, GA
The family will received friends from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM April 22, 2013 at Mathews Funeral Home.
Those desiring may make contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children c/o Hasan Shriners Transportation Fund, 1822 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA, 31701.
To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews' website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
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