Joseph A. Rogers, Sr.


Joseph A. Rogers, Sr., AKA Tilt-A-Whirl Joe, 92, of Comanche passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his home in Comanche surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Friday in the Ray of Hope Church with Reverend Mike McCord officiating and assisted by Father Rex Arnold.
Interment will be 1:00 PM Monday in the Ft. Sill National Cemetery under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home. Military honors will be presented by the Stephens County Honors Team and services will be escorted by the Patriot Guard.
The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home from 6-8 PM on Thursday.
Joe was born October 20, 1924 at Richmond, Indiana the son of James Vernon and Marcella (Huth) Rogers. He served in the United States Navy Air Force from 1941 to 1951 serving on the Midway and Coral Sea. He and Mary Stella Estep were married at Liberty, Indiana on August 29, 1953 and she preceded him in death on May 23, 2006. He worked for Morton's Chips, Pepsi Cola, Halliburton Energy Services, Comanche School and owned and operated Rogers grocery and station in Walters, Oklahoma. He enjoyed playing chess, tinkering with machinery, and most of all spending time with his family. He will be best remembered as Tilt-A-Whirl Joe working for the Duncan Kiwanis Club Kiddie Land from 1986 until 2015 when his health no longer allowed him to serve the children of Stephens County. He was also preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, granddaughter Amie Michelle Arnold, nephew Timothy White and niece Wetona Rogers.
Survivors include son Joseph A. Rogers, Jr. and his wife Mayra of Ft. Worth, Texas; three daughters Mary Jo Rogers and her husband Jimmy Devito of Boca Raton, Florida, Diana McDaniel of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Denise Arnold and husband Jeff of Comanche, Oklahoma; step daughter Darlene Setticase and her husband Andy of Saint Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren Sean Urban, Jordann Russell, Rachel McDaniel, Jacobi Wheeler Arnold, Aaron Morales and Maria Morales and great grandson Charles Remington Malone McDaniel as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends.
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Published on September 20, 2017
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