Obituary of Elmore Rogers
Elmore Rogers was born the eldest of four on November 08, 1939, to parents Lizzie and Wilson Rogers
in Baton Rouge, LA. He was a local basketball legend and graduate of McKinley High School. His
Louisiana State Hall of Fame; State Championship Team photo of 1957 is on display as part of McKinley
High's historical memorabilia.
He moved to California in the 1960s and he married wife Naomi Boling-Rogers in 1975. He worked as a
welder and a sheet metal fabricator and for Jerome and Horner in Oakland, CA for over thirty years;
then relocated to Stockton's Star Metals, Inc. where he later retired in 1999 due to a work injury.
He was a God- fearing man and a deacon at Stockton Covenant Church. His ministry in life was helping
and witnessing to others. He was the handyman and all-around fix-it guy. He was known, up until his
death, to help others by pitching in to fix roofs, build fences, fix cars, gardening and in general whatever
way help was needed. Everyone knew him to be a kind, funny, and giving man. He was also skilled in
carpentry, masonry, upholstery, and loved rebuilding his own truck.
He was a man’s man and loved binge watching old westerns. The ARCO gas station on Benjamin Holt in
Stockton was his hang out spot to socialize with friends and grab a cup of coffee. He was know for being
social and was loved by everyone who encountered him.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wilson Rogers, Jr., and his sister Robertine Chinn.
He leaves behind to celebrate his life his loving wife Naomi Boling-Rogers; his children William Conrad
Rogers, Gregory Wayne Rogers, Minerva Yvette Rogers, Tanya Marie Rogers, and David Paul Moore; His
remaining sibling Delories Johnson; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.