Obituary – Frederick Robbins “Fred” Rogers

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Frederick Robbins “Fred” Rogers, 73, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss. He was born Aug. 10, 1946, in Memphis to Herbert G. Rogers, Jr. and Catherine Robbins Rogers.

He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and played basketball his freshman year. He was a past president of the Union County Rebel Club and a member of the Ole Miss Loyalty Foundation. He was also a graduate of Mississippi College Law School. He served for 30 years as Youth Court Judge and served as attorney for the New Albany School Board. He was a member and past president of the New Albany Rotary Club.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with services will immediately following at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in New Albany, Miss., with Dr. Tim Prather officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers are Rodney Shands, Tom Shands, Geoff Mitchell, Bo Collins, Allen Jackson, Bill Kitchens, Sam Millette, Preston Smith, and Kenny Owen.

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He is survived by two sons, Bradley Ellis Rogers and Robbins Ellis Rogers (Jonna); the mother of his children: Margaret Ellis Rogers; one sister, Mary Nell Rogers Brandt (George); one step-brother, Ted Trussell Porter; his step-mother, Jimmie T. Rogers; and four grandchildren, Avery Grace Shaw, Mary Claire Shaw, Sam Bradley Rogers, and John Robbins Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Herbert Graham Rogers III.

The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in New Albany or the Dean Provence Endowment for Education Fund. For online condolences please visit