Lee McDonald “Mac” Rogers, Sr.
Lee McDonald “Mac” Rogers, Sr., 82, of Orange, died Thursday, Dec. 29, at Renaissance Hospital in Groves.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orange.
Additional services in North Carolina will begin with family receiving friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, at Brooks & White Funeral Home in Roxboro, North Carolina. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at Burchwood Cemetery in Roxboro.
Born on a farm near Roxboro, North Carolina on Jan. 24, 1929, Mac was the son of Roy and Carrie (Crumpton) Rogers. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and from Augusta Law School in Augusta, GA, with a bachelor of laws degree. He was employed by DuPont for 39 years, and he worked at Sabine River Works in Orange from 1964 until his retirement in 1992.
Mac served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954, and on Dec. 12, 1954, he married Dorothy (Dot) Mullins in Jackson, TN. He was very active in the community, serving as treasurer of Troop 23 Boy Scouts of America for many years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Orange YMCA and was a volunteer tax return preparer for AARP.
Mac was active in the Data Processing Management Association, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orange, for over 40 years. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and playing bridge as a Gold Life Master. Mac loved his family and enjoyed being with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Carrie Rogers; wife, Dorothy (Dot) Mullins Rogers; grandson, Brandon Brigman; brothers, Bernice, Leon, Earl, and Jack Rogers; and sister, Doris Rogers.
Mac is survived by his sons, Lee and wife Liz of Roswell, NM, Ray and wife Mandy of Orange; step-daughter, Marilyn Brigman and husband Gayle of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Emily Cometti and husband Brandon, Lee McDonald “Mac” Rogers III, Anna Rogers, Sheridan Rogers, Karly Raye Rogers; and brother, Arnold Rogers of Yanceyville, NC.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 602 Green Ave., Orange, TX 77630.