Robert Ray ‘Stump’ Rogers


Robert Ray Rogers, 74, known to his friends as “Stump,” passed away at his home on Dec. 26, 2016. Born in Frankford, Del., on Dec. 27, 1941, he was the son of the late Joshua Elwood Rogers and Elma Frances Brasure Rogers.

Rogers was married to Esther Atkins on Jan. 20, 1962, and they raised a son, Keith, and many grandchildren. He was retired and had worked several jobs, including being a supervisor at NCR Corporation and the night courier for Omni Bank. He loved horse racing, baseball, basketball and all sports. He was an outgoing, friendly man and was very devoted to his family. He was a nice person who loved to talk and quickly made friends.

Rogers is survived by wife, Esther; his son, Keith, and his wife, Felicia, of Georgetown, Del.; two sisters, Josephine Hamblin and her husband, John, of Georgetown, and Kathleen Steen and husband, Gerald, of Dagsboro, Del.; his four beloved grandchildren, Brandi Jones and her husband, David, Lindsey Walls and her husband, Robbie, Alec Rogers and Chelsie Rogers; four great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Kennedi and Remie Jones, and Colton Rogers; many extended family members and friends across the area; and his beloved feline friends Baby and Puffetta.

A funeral service and celebration of life were scheduled for Dec. 31, 2016, with the Rev. Robert Hudson officiating. Interment was to follow at Millsboro (Del.) Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed, or memorial contributions to the Delaware SPCA in Georgetown, Del. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.