Memorial service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at West Side Beleivers Fellowship

Life time Taft resident Bert Thomas Rogers, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 9th at a hospital in Concord, CA. He was 60 years old. Bert was born in Gainsville, Texas on February 27th, 1951 and shortly after moved to Taft where he grew up. Bert graduated from Taft Union High School in 1969 after which he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served at George Air Force Base in California. Upon discharge Bert began working in the oilfields around Taft. Bert was proceeded in death by his father, Bert T. Rogers, and mother Celena Bell Rogers (Beck). His survivors include his five children, sons David W. Rogers and wife Elizabeth, Jamey T Rogers, and Chris Rogers and wife Jennifer, his daughters Summer Dawn Smith and Trista Gale Chapparo and husband David. His many grandchildren. His sister Sherry and her husband Felix Bravo and brother Keith Rogers. His nieces and nephews Kristina Bravo, Bo Bravo, Miranda Cash and Chad Rogers. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 1pm at Westside Believers.