Grover Newton Rogers, 80, of Waco, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022. A Memorial Service will be 11am, Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 with Rev. Robyn Ford officiating. A time of visitation beginning at 10 am both at Grace Gardens Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Waco Memorial Park.
Grover was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 19, 1942 to John and Claris Martin Rogers. Growing up in Waco, he was a 1960 graduate of Waco High School. Grover married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Watson. He was the owner of Carroll and Rogers Office Machines. An avid racer, he raced anything with wheels, such as go carts, motorcycles, top fuel dragsters, and funny cars. He also built and flew airplanes. Grover could build anything, his mind for mechanics was unmatched.
Grover was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memories are his beloved wife of 58 years, Sandra; son, Marc and wife, Laura; grandchildren, Sarah Dodge and husband Michael, Jacob, Caleb, Noah; sisters, Susan McKay, Nancy Vordokas; brother, John; and his lifelong friend, Dale Breedlove.
The family wishes to express a fond thank you to Veronica Arrington and the staff of St. Anthony’s Care Center for the loving care given to Grover.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Bruceville – Eddy Methodist Church or the First Baptist Church of Hewitt.
Robert Wilson: “So sorry to hear of Grover’s passing. He was a great guy.”
Malissa Ruth Starnes Baugh: So sad! We have lost another dear classmate! Grover was one of a kind! What a guy!
Bev Murphy Wells: So sorry to hear about Grover and my heart goes out to Sandra and her family. I know they will all miss him dearly. I know they are thankful for having him in their lives.