Henry Cain Rogers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Henry Cain Rogers was born on Dec. 9, 1939 in DeRidder to Cecil Audy and
Evelyn Loretta Jeane Rogers. Henry, 72, went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2012 at Good Shepard Hospital in Longview, Texas. Henry fought an amazing battle over a 10 year period with numerous illnesses and is now at peace and no longer in pain.

Memorial services for Henry will be held at 2 p.m. on May 10 at The Ministry, located at 1600 Crestview in Longview, Texas, and at 2 p.m. on May 11 at the First Baptist Church of Rosepine.
The world lost an amazing man when
Henry drew his last breath. He was an great son, brother, loving husband of 48 years, a terrific father, and a grandfather extraordinaire. From childhood to death, he was larger than life. He was small of stature at only 5’5″ but had the heart and
ambition of a lion. Fueled by this ambition and the need to provide for his ever blossoming family he started H Rogers Auto Parts in 1969 with a small investment and parlayed this into an empire. Henry liked to dabble in everything. His next project
started when Fort Polk became more family oriented; he saw the need for housing for soldiers. From this, H Rogers Mobile Homes was born in 1971. For many years Henry provided much needed housing for thousands of our soldiers and their families.
The empire continued to grow; at its peak, it included the Dixie Automotive Warehouse, seven auto parts stores throughout Louisiana, a machine shop, the mobile home business, a general store, a used car sales, a furniture store, and of course,
Uncle Henry’s Barbeque. Henry was always a go-getter and was a pioneer in employing women in the predominantly male field of the auto parts business. After his stellar career Henry became ill and retired.
His retirement began a new and
exciting phase in Henry’s life. He was free to travel and his grandchildren reaped the benefits. You could always count on an adventure with Paw Paw. His fun spur of the moment trips with all the grandchildren in tow were legendary. There was no
place too far Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, or just to the park around the corner. His grandchildren became his life and he doted on them and adored them to no end. Our lives will never be the same without his wit and joy for life.
Henry was
preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Audy and Evelyn Loretta Rogers; brother, William Frederick Rogers and his darling daughter, Loretta Rogers Armand, whose death he never got over. Henry is survived by his wife of 48 years Claytonia Lavon Wise
Rogers and siblings, Cecil Audy Rogers Jr., Joseph Edward Rogers, and Anna Sue Rogers Myers. He is also survived by seven of his eight children, Vertie Kathleen Benson, Henry Cain Rogers Jr. and wife Ronda, Rosa Lea Calhoun, and husband Robbie,
Wesley Adam Rogers, Blanche Elizabeth Akana and husband Jason, Brenda Sue Gobert and husband Brian, Alexis Kelly Beard and husband Chris and our brother by heart Ira J Carl. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, Danny Lee Schnell Jr. and wife
Emily, Brianne Elizabeth Schnell, Matthew Christopher Schnell, Jessica Jean Rogers, Victoria Belle Rogers, Henry Cain Rogers III, Nikki Marie Leinbach, Parker Alexander Rogers, Elizabeth Rogers, James Edward Armand, Harvey Booth Moton, Margaret
Kay-Alana Calhoun, Lairen Lea Calhoun, Nohea Luke Akana, Liloa Caden Akana, Shelby
Paige Gobert, Sierra Brianne Gobert, Scarlett Sophia Gobert, John Henry Gobert, Kristin LeAnn Beard, Emily Danielle Beard, Samantha Jo’Ann Beard, Amber
Nicole Beard. His great grandchildren: Cassandra Elizabeth Schnell and Alyssa Nicole Schnell.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Jordans Health Service and Peggy Ward at Home Health Services, Davita Dialysis Kilgore and all
their staff, Dr. Shahimuri, Dr. McGee, Dr. McDonald, Dr. Readdy, and Dr. Vij, his renal doctors, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Sebert Specialty Rehab Hospital, and to Henry’s special attendants for the last four years Tammy, Jonnie, Tina, Tori, and
Larry. Without the above support team, Henry’s life would not have been as comfortable.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Loretta Armand scholarship fund.