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Donald "Don" Rogers '51 February 14, 2020 1:34 PM updated: February 14, 2020 1:44 PM

Born January 28, 1930 in Dallas, TX Passed away January 23, 2020 in Plano, TX Proceeded in death by Parents: John Earnest (J.E.) Rogers and Maud Kathleen (Kay) Rogers Brother: Jerry Rogers Don was a graduate of Highland Park High School (1947), Texas A&M (1951), and the Harvard Business School (1957.) He was a Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comet Rice Mills in his mid-thirties. In 1972, he became Chairman and CEO of Burgess Industries. In these positions, he traveled across the world many times, only missing Australia. Memberships included the Dallas Citizens Council, Young Presidents Organization, Friends of the Dallas Police and many others. Don loved all things “Aggie” and actively participated in all his alumni organizations. He was married to Harriett Holland for 20 years, with whom he shared three children. In 1985, he married Annell Costlow. Including their extended courtship, Don and Annell shared nearly 50 years together. Don loved, and was deeply loved and respected by, his three children and four grandchildren. He will be deeply missed. Survived by: Wife: Annell Costlow Rogers Children: Lance Rogers (Gina), Celia Morgan (Frank) & Donna Gray (Gary) Grandchildren: Heather and Holland Henderson, Mykal and Rhys Gray Niece: Lisa Rogers Semenik. Nephew.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Restland Wildwood Chapel, located at 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75243.

"His Smile"
Though his smile is gone forever
and his hand I cannot touch
I still have so many memories
Of the one I loved so much.
His memory is now my keepsake
Which with I'll never part.
God has him in His keeping
I have him in my heart.
Sadly missed, but never forgotten.
By: Celia Rogers Morgan for her Father.


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