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1931 Rev. 2020

Rev. Dr. George Rogers

April 7, 1931 — March 31, 2020


Celebration of Life (ONLINE) for Truett Rogers
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 12 noon (Eastern Time)
Broadcast on You Tube from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Oakland, MD
Dear friends and family,
Since we cannot be together in person to celebrate Truett’s life, we have decided to do an online service for now, with the possibility of another one at a later date when it is safe to gather together.
If you’d like to share a memory of Truett at this event, please send it via email by April 23rd to Bonnie at, We will collect these memories and read them at the service. Please keep the memories/comments to several sentences as we might have a good many to read.

Click this link to access the website for The Episcopal Church in Garrett County:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to where you see the link for the church’s You Tube channel and click it. Do not click the photo on the left, as that will take you to last week’s church service.
Once you have accessed the You Tube Channel, click the link for the service marked as LIVE. The other images take you to archived services.

George Truett Rogers, age 88 died on March 31, 2020 at Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, MD.  Born April 7, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois, he was the son of Herschel E. and Mary O’Bryan Rogers.  He currently resided in Oakland, MD and had been a long time resident of Terra Alta’s Alpine Lake. His previous residences include Morgantown and Philippi, WV; Colorado; Texas and Indiana.

A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University (B.A.) and Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D.) in Texas, Rogers earned his M.A. and PhD. from the University of Colorado.  His professional careers involved pastoring two churches in Colorado as well as the First Baptist Church in Morgantown, WV.  He also was a history professor at Alderson Broaddus College and an adjunct at West Virginia University’s Honors College, which he considered the highlight of his career. A lifelong learner himself, Rogers eagerly approached both his ministry and his students with a keen desire to impart knowledge and share ideas. He loved his parishioners and his students, and they loved him.

Rogers authored several professional articles and books concerning Baptist history, including “A Biography of David Jones 1736 – 1820” and “Bibles and Battle Drums.” He was an honorary member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A member of Rotary International, he was active in civic affairs, and he gained much satisfaction from being part of the First Baptist ministry to bring doctors, nurses, dentists, and water wells to Haiti.

Rogers is survived by his wife Bonetta (Bonnie) Winters and three children residing in Colorado; Paula Yvonne Vogelsberg, Gary Bryan Rogers and Gregory Dale Rogers, two step daughters, Juliette Dorene West and Jonquil Dawn Ogden of Morgantown, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorene N. Rogers, and by his first wife Yvonne McElwain.

Details for a memorial service to be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Oakland, where he attended with his wife Bonnie, will be available at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the West Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Ripley, West Virginia; the Honors College, West Virginia University; or Hospice of Garrett County. The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A. is honored to be assisting the Rogers family at this time.

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