Obituary of Rand Edward Rogers
Celebration of life services for Rand Edward Rogers, 67, of Lovington, NM will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 am at Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Don Ritchey officiating. Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery. Rand was born on March 21, 1952 in Durango, CO to Alfred & Betty Rogers and passed away on March 24, 2019 in Odessa, TX. Rand grew up in Lovington, graduating in 1970. During those years he worked with his Dad at the funeral home and did the running of the ambulance and also worked at Turners Dept Store, where Rand made a lifelong friendship with Robert Floyd. Rand had the distinction of being the first OMI in Lea County. He also earned the rank of Eagle Scout during those years. He attended Highland University in Las Vegas receiving his B.A. in Business Administration and Finance. During his college years he worked for his uncle Billy at the funeral home in Las Vegas and enjoyed time with cousins and family. In 1977 he came home to Lovington to help with the family business here. He met his future wife, Carol Toon, when he came home and they were married in 1981. From this marriage two handsome sons were born, Jake and Luke. Rand's boys were the highlight of and loves' of his life and he enjoyed supervising them every week to clean garage out and mow the grass. He started his insurance career with Farm Bureau Insurance and finished his career with Letcher Golden & Associates. He was raised in the Presbyterian Church and later attended 3rd & Central Church of Christ and was very active in the Kairos Community and prison ministry. Rand was a domino player, an avid New England Patriots fan; driving or cruising to nowhere in particular and a super cook, especially barbecue or "chilling & grilling" with his boys. He loved people, was inspirational and never met a stranger. He loved being with his grandkids! Rand will be remembered for his infectious smile, his listening ear, his kind spirit and generosity of giving to others.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Al and Betty Rogers.
Surviving him are his two sons: Jake and Jenna Rogers of Whitehouse, TX and Luke and Lucas Rogers of Las Placitas, NM; one brother: Rick Rogers of Lovington; one sister: René and Steve Abshier of Hobbs, NM; one uncle: Billy and Brenda Rogers of Las Vegas, NM, the mother of his children: Carol Schenck of Lovington; numerous cousins and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
321 West Washington Street
Lovington, NM 88260
Ph: (575) 396-2221