In Memory

Robert Charles Rogers

Robert Charles Rogers

Robert Charles Rogers

12/17/1943  -  5/20/2019


Westchester Journalism teacher 

Robert Charles Rogers, age 76, passed away on May 20, 2019.

My Brother – Charles Rogers

My brother was very much our mother’s child.  The two of them enjoyed many of the finer things.   Where I loved riding dad’s horses and other outdoor activities, he preferred socializing, good music, quality food and fine clothing.  Charles enjoyed interior design, and like his mother, had an uncanny ability to put a room together that would impress even the best in the field. Throughout his life, my beloved brother used these passions to connect with others.  Whether in the classroom or entertaining family or friends, Charles was always the consummate gentleman host entertaining his guests.

Charles was born in Houston on December 17, 1943 to Genevieve and Bob Rogers.  Charles attended Brenham High School, where he graduated in 1962.  Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, he began working as a teacher for the Katy School district.  During his career, he taught high school level journalism and organized the production of the school yearbooks.  Charles loved seeing his students achieve their goals.  He was a member of the Texas School Public Relations Organization, where he served as President-Elect in 1994 and 1995, and President in 1995 and 1996.  He received an award for distinguished service to children and youth from the Texas Congress of Parents & Teachers.  In addition to Houston, Charles lived in Washington D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, St. Louis, Missouri and Victoria, Texas.

Charles is survived by his sister, Nancy Holle and husband Dennis Holle of Belton, nephews Chuck and Chris Holle and their families.

He was preceded in death by his partner of over 30 years, Cliff Harrison and parents Robert (Bob) and Genevieve Rogers.

A graveside service will be held at Prairie Lea cemetery in Brenham at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Funeral arrangements for Robert Charles Rogers are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit