Richard Earl Rogers died unexpectedly of heart failure on December 19, 2021, while traveling to visit family for the Christmas holiday. He was a recent survivor of prostate cancer and was otherwise in good health.
Earl was born November 18, 1941, to Julian and Jo Ruth Rogers in Uvalde, Texas. He spent his youth in Lompoc, California and Sierra Vista, Arizona where he met his wife of 55 years, Ginny. Growing up together, Ginny and Earl were friends for over 70 years. He was a military veteran who served honorably in the US Army as a surveyor from 1962 - 1964. Earl married the love of his life Virginia "Ginny" Sherbundy in 1966 and moved to Tempe, Arizona. Earl started his degree at Eastern Arizona University and later graduated with a Civil Engineering degree at Arizona State University in 1970. After graduation, Ginny and Earl moved to San Diego where they had two boys, Richard and Christopher. Earl worked for Standard Oil, that eventually became Chevron, for over 20 years in multiple locations in California, Washington, Mississippi, and Texas. After retirement from Chevron, he worked for Bechtel and Parsons on various projects around the world. In retirement Ginny and Earl lived in Edmond, Oklahoma for 10 years. In 2013 they moved to Coppell to be closer to family. Since his arrival in Coppell Earl became a well-recognized member of the community, volunteering with the Coppell Parks and Recreation Board, Coppell Citizens Police Academy, Coppell ISD, Coppell Community Gardens, Coppell Performing Arts Center and various other community groups in need of a good pair of hands. He and Ginny always made the time to attend most of their grandchildren’s school, sporting events, and performances.
Earl is survived by his family, including his wife, Ginny Rogers, and his two sons and their wives, Richard and Anne Rogers of Coppell and Christopher and Cindy Rogers of Murrieta, California. He is also survived by Anya Nikoulina and Cyrill Schürch of Zurich, Switzerland and their sons Evan and Max. Anya has been a part of our family since 1991 when she came to live with us as an exchange student. Earl loved his five grandchildren Caitlin, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Grace.
Celebration and Memorial Service
February 20, 2022 2:30 PM
Coppell Senior & Community Center
345 W Bethel Rd
Coppell, TX 75019