John Clifford Rogers - Putnam Sentinel

BRIGHTON, MI — John Clifford Rogers died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born on April 27, 1930 in Columbus Grove, Ohio. His father, Charles Clifford, and mother, Lelia (Eggleston), had 5 boys and 3 girls. Of his siblings, Charles, Harold, Ben, Dick, Hulda, Eileen, and Noretta, he is survived by Hulda and Noretta.

John enlisted in the Air Force and was a MP in Berlin during the Berlin Airlift. After four years, he came home. In 1952, he married Joyce A. (Griffin). He received his bachelors from Ohio Northern and his masters from the University of Toledo.

John and Joyce had 5 sons together: Bill, Jim, Chuck, Bob, and Mike.

John worked as a teacher and a football coach. He retired from Redford Union High School as the Assistant Principal and Director of Driver's Education. He was the CEO of EBI Builders, a home building company he started with his sons. He loved to hunt, fish, and watch football with his sons. He was elected Brighton Township Supervisor and Brighton Township Trustee.

John and Joyce were married for 57 years before her passing. His sons and their families include: Bill and Debbie Rogers (Lauren, Brooke, Travis and Mina Miller, Rene and Josh Ruffles, Dylan, Christopher, and Luke), Jim and Reba Rogers (Jeff and his wife Brittany, Tom, Matt, and Jessi), Chuck and Karen Rogers (Josh and Ben), Bob and Ruth Rogers, Mike and Kristi Rogers (Erin and Jonathan). In 2010, John married Mary Louise (Schroeder), who had also lost her spouse of many years. That day, he married his high school sweetheart and gained two wonderful daughters, Judy and Joanne, and one more son, Dale.

Visitation will be at Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton, MI on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton on Wednesday with visitation from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 am with a luncheon to follow.

The wish of the family that in lieu of flowers any donations should go to the American Spirit Centre, the Bernie Corrigan Veterans Building.

Please visit John’s Book of Memories at