Mr. Steven Oswalt Rogers, 54, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Starkville.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville.
Visitation will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Starkville.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ozzie was born in McComb and moved to Starkville in 1967 where he attended Starkville High School. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in business. Ozzie was involved in the real estate and appraisal business until his health began to decline.
Mr. Rogers was a member of First United Methodist Church of Starkville.
Ozzie loved Mississippi State sports. He was a member of the Quarterback Club, the Bulldog Club, and the MSU Alumni Association.
Ozzie was an avid golfer and he dearly loved his one o'clock golf group. Ozzie was a former member of the Golden Triangle Association of Realtors.
He has been involved with all aspects of the real estate business from realtor, appraiser, investor and builder. He was also a talented carpenter.
Ozzie had traveled all over the world. He loved learning about the people and cultures of different countries. He loved spending time with family and friends. Ozzie never met a stranger and he greeted everyone with a smile.
He is survived by Rhonda Bookout Rogers of Starkville; brothers, H. Russell Rogers (Barbara) of Starkville, J. Randall Rogers (Carolyn) of Auburn, Ala., Larry Chapin (Julie) of Portland, Mich. and Roger Chapin (Rene') of Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Martha Chapin of Greenville, N.C.; brother-in-law, Scott Bookout (Day) of Hattiesburg; and mother-in-law, Judy Bookout Morgan of Hattiesburg; nieces, Taylor Bookout, Tara Rogers Byars, Reid Rogers, Melanie Rogers, Melissa Mirch, and Lauren Chapin; and nephews, Rusty Rogers, William Rogers, Broc Bookout, and Thomas Chapin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Russell Rogers and Arlie Ruth Smith Rogers Chapin.
Pallbearers are: Stan Raye, Fred Newman, Tony Eiland, Rodney Faver, Sammy Willcutt and Charlie Hester, Dominic Cunetto and Dale Reed.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ozzie may be sent to the First United Methodist Church or the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or to a charity of choice.
You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com .
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