Robert E. Rogers, 73, of DeLand, FL, formerly of Plantation, FL passed from this world into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 16th, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1943, in Wheeling, WV.
He was preceded in death by his son Thomas Earle.He is survived by his Wife: Dolly; son, Robert Edward; Daughter, Allison; and son, John. He served as a C-130 Load Master from 1962-1966 in support of the Vietnam Conflict.He married Dolly Johnson, the love of his life in 1968. He retired from the Plantation, FL Police Department as a Lieutenant, where he protected his community for 28 years.
He was also a member of the Elks Lodge. He was active in the car hobby as a hot-rod builder, and race fan.After retiring, he focused on his family, restoring cars and attending car shows with his fellow car enthusiasts. Bob loved a good flea market. His bigger-than life personality, humor, love of people and caring nature will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.
The family will receive friends at Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand, FL on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00PM, with Funeral Services on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.Police Chaplain Rick Braswell officiating.