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Harold Lee Rogers

Harold Lee Rogers
14 Oct 1932 - 10 Aug 2014
©Billings Funeral Home
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Harold Lee Rogers, 80 year old Woodward resident, died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his home in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Elmwood Cemetery. Military Graveside rites will be conducted by the United States Army.

Harold Lee Rogers was born on October 14, 1933 in Big Springs, Nebraska to George Amos and Charlotte Dorothy (Hothan) Rogers. Harold was raised in Oshkosh, Nebraska and graduated from Garden County High School. After he graduated, he went to work as a shot hole drilling contractor for seismograph companies and he did water well drilling. Harold was inducted into the United States Army in 1956 and he served his country overseas during the Korean War and was qualified as a Sharpshooter in Rifle. He was honorably discharged in 1958.

He was united in marriage to Doris Marie Hiskett on June 3, 1962 in Isabel, Kansas. They traveled extensively until 1965 when they moved to Woodward. After moving to Woodward, Sulyndia was born in November and Brent was born 18 months later. Harold struck out on his own in the oilfield and started his own company, Rogers Drilling Company.

Harold was a lifetime member of the VFW in LaCrosse, Kansas and a member of the Woodward Moose Lodge 452. Harold loved going to the stock car races and spending time at the lodge with his friends having a beer.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Rogers of the home; one son, Brent Rogers of Liberal, Kansas; one daughter, Sulyndia Mitchell and husband Michael of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren, Garrett, Taylor and Saige Rogers, Kylie and Collin Mitchell; other relatives and many friends. He will be remembered by his close friends, Jerry Schmidt, Scott Utz, and Edgar Francis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlotte and Amos Rogers; sisters, Mary Lou Krajewski, Charlotte Tophoj and brother Jack Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or at Billings Funeral Home, 1621 Downs Avenue, Woodward, OK. 73801.

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