Glynn H. Rogers, age 75, of Douglasville, Georgia, formerly of Inverness, FL passed away January 24, 2011 following an extended illness. He was born November 18, 1935 in Tallahassee¸ FL, the son of the late Mr. John Clarence Rogers and the late Mrs. Zula Marrs Rogers. He married Phyllis Raye Touchton August 3, 1956 in Clearwater Florida. He served in the U.S Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict where he served in the First Provisional Demilitarized Zone Police Company. During his military service he served in the First Marine Marine Division Honor Guard and the Silent Drill Platoon.
His life work was spent in the Air Conditioning Industry. He began his family owned business, Rogers Heating and Air Conditioning, in 1962 in Clearwater FL. He served as Vice-President of the Clearwater JayCees and on the Board of Directors at Belmont Methodist Church. In 1970 he moved his family and business to Inverness Florida where he was actively involved in the community having been President of the Rotary Club, Charter Member of the Sertoma Club and Commander of VFW Post 4337 in Inverness. He loved his country and community and was involved with youth programs in Inverness.
All Marines die, in the red flash of battle, or the white cold of the nursing home. In the vigor of youth or the infirmity of age all will eventually die, but the Marine Corps lives on. Every Marine who ever lived is living still, in the Marines who claim the title today. It is that sense of belonging to something that will outlive our own mortality, which gives people a light to live by and a flame to mark their passing.