Edwin Russell “Rusty” Rogers

Edwin Russell "Rusty" Rogers

Shawnee - On Tuesday, December 29th at 4:00 p.m., Edwin Russell "Rusty" Rogers peacefully entered the gates of Heaven at the age of 66.

Rusty was born on January 19, 1954 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Edwin Russell Rogers Sr. and Mattie Lucille Rogers. He graduated from Shawnee H.S. In 1972. From 1974-1979 he was in the Navy and was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland. In 1979 he married Ramona Phillips. Rusty and Ramona had 2 children, Jon Russell Rogers of Shawnee, and daughter Tomi Kae Rogers (Murdock) of Meeker.

Rusty loved helping others, being with his wife, children, grandchildren, and spending time at church with his church family. He took great joy in being a Papa. He loved to sing at church with his children and grandchildren. He also loved singing and playing drums in HeavenBound gospel group.

Rusty was preceded in death by his father Edwin Russell, mother Mattie Lucille, brother DeWayne and sister Beulah. He is survived by his wife Ramona, son Jon Rogers and wife Rachael, daughter Tomi Murdock and husband Joseph, 5 grandchildren Mattie, L.J., Hannah Rogers, Blaine and Max Murdock, his sister Darlene Flowers and husband Ray, and several nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Services were held Saturday, January 9th, at Sharon Baptist Church.

Published on January 21, 2021