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William Allen Rogers, Jr.
May 11, 1956 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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William Allen Rogers, Junior, died January 31, 2024, following complications secondary to a recent heart attack and a seventeen-year journey with renal cell carcinoma.
Any cancer journey is not straightforward, and Allen will always be grateful for the compassionate and concerned caregivers who provided guidance through the years. He appreciated all the love and support of his close friends and family, who helped him through the journey.
He was the oldest child of William Allen Rogers, Senior, and Mary Hope (Turner) Rogers. Allen was born and raised in Bennettsville, SC, where he had an idyllic childhood. He enjoyed playing many sports and was very involved in Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
After high school, he attended Clemson University. He earned a B.S. in 1978 and an M.S. in 1981 in Mechanical Engineering. While at Clemson, Allen was honored to be a member of the Tiger Brotherhood, a non-academic honor society.
He worked for 40 years as an engineer for DuPont, Battelle, Velocys, and Chemours. Allen was a registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, where he started his career. His work took the family to Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The highlights of his career involved working on major capital expansions.
Outside of work, Allen enthusiastically supported his daughters’ many sports teams, performing arts, and other extracurricular interests. When he was not coaching a team or contributing many behind-the-scenes hours to support these activities, he could most often be found renovating or improving his family’s homes. In his final years, he enjoyed spending time at his family’s farm in Bennettsville.
He is survived by and proud of his wife of 37 years, Karen, and his daughters: Virginia Rogers Floyd (Drew) of Charleston, SC; Mary Caroline Rogers of Indianapolis, IN; Margaret Allison Mosher (Paul) of Athens, GA; and Katherine Kerr Rogers of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by his sisters, Hope Rogers Komar (Mike) and Eleanor Rogers Hodges (John), brother James Frederick Rogers (Linda), brother-in-law George James Tottis, six nieces, and one nephew.
The family will receive visitors in the parish hall of the church at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 10th, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 306 Fayetteville Ave, Bennettsville, SC. Allen’s memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm at the church. Following the service, all friends are invited to join the family at the Rogers Farm on Sandy Grove Church Road for a Celebration of Life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Cancer Association (kidneycancer.org) and/or Episcopal Relief and Development (episcopalrefiel.org)
Burroughs Funeral Home is posting the obituary per the Rogers family’s request, William Allen Rogers, Jr. service is in care of Crumpler Funeral Home in Aberdeen, NC.