Funeral services for Marcuss Rogers, 81, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Laird Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Upper Melrose Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the funeral home.
As Marcuss would say, this is a celebration of life, not a goodbye but simply a “see you later”. Marcuss Rogers or as his loved ones called him “Dad”, “Poppy” and “Buddy”, was born on October 24, 1940, in Caledonia, Texas. He graduated Smiley High School in Houston, Texas where he was the center of the football team. As a young man, he worked as a grocery sacker at Epps Grocery Store in Houston, Texas. While sacking groceries one day, he met the love of his life, Cindi Burrow, and they began to exchange love letters back and forth. Some might even say it was love at first sight. Shortly after, he found himself as the Vice President of Woodforest National Bank in Houston, Texas, where he worked for several years. Him and Cindi were married on June 9, 1962, in Arlington, Texas and began their lives together. For the remaining of his work life, he drove a wrecker. He drove a wrecker in Houston, Texas for 28 years and when the family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, in 1990, he continued to drive a wrecker for 12 more years. He loved everything about driving a wrecker. In fact, he loved it so much that he shared his passion with not only his kids but later in life, his grandkids. To him there was nothing better than hearing the scanner go off and seeing who he could go help. Besides driving the wrecker, his true passion was raising a strong and loving family with his dearest sweetie Cindi. For 57 years, Marcuss and Cindi raised three children together. As long as his family was taken care of and had everything they needed, he was one happy man. He enjoyed many things in life including bowling, fishing, watching NASCAR, and above all spending time with his family being a dad and poppa. He was there for every sports game, performance, dance recital, you name it, he was there. While he wasn’t a man of many words, when he did speak, he was always cracking a joke or two. He was the hardest working man we knew and would never give up on us or our dreams. During the last years of his life, while his health had declined, he was still the loving and caring man we all knew and loved. One thing he never stopped loving was his family and his cookies. His smile was contagious and would light up a room. Marcuss’s spirit and dedication to his family, will forever remain in the hearts of those closest to him. He would want us to bring laughter and smiles when honoring his life. While we all mourn the loss of our dearest husband, dad, grandpa, or friend, we must not dwell on the things he will be absent for, but rather rejoice in the memories of the things he was a part of and know he will forever remain in our hearts. Okay Pops, “What now?”
Marcuss is survived by his wife, Cindi Rogers of Nacogdoches; his children, Leah Gilbert and husband Tommy, of Aiken, Marcuss Rogers, Jr. and wife Patricia, of Kingwood, Lee Rogers and wife Jeanette, of Livingston; grandchildren, Marcuss Rogers III, Christopher Flores, Justin Laird, Hillery Rogers, Ashley Laird, Lauren Rogers, Nolan Montgomery, Macie Rogers, and Maddi Rogers; and his great grandchild, Kaydence Flores.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Howard Rogers; sister, Marcell Rogers; and brother, Bruce Rogers.
Serving as Pallbearers; Marcuss Rogers, Jr., Tommy Gilbert, Lee Rogers, Marcuss Rogers III, Christopher Flores, and Justin Laird.
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