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Obituary for John Paul Rogers

February 11, 1947 - May 29, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 73

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John (Jack) Paul Rogers, age 73, passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio, TX on May 29, 2020. He was born in St. Louis, MO on February 11, 1947. His parents, Richard (Dick) Rogers of Norwich, NY and Betty Dietrich Rogers of East St. Louis, IL, later moved the family to Carmi, IL and Texarkana, TX before settling in San Antonio. This is where Jack learned the value of a strong network, and became an active member of various communities—from athletics to fishing and ranching.

He attended the University of Texas at Austin, and graduated from St. Mary's University with a degree in Business Administration. However, he always said he learned the most from his work and colleagues. Whether it was his time as President of his own title company: Ameripoint Title Company, or—most recently—as the Senior National Account Manager at First American Title, National Commercial Services. Jack never forgot a face or a story about a lesson he learned.

While Jack enjoyed his work, and was good at it, it was his love of hunting, ranching, and fishing with his son, John Paul (JP) Jr. that lit him up. Few things could get Jack to laugh harder than to hear JP counter Jack's stories of who caught the biggest fish, and who let one go. With a twinkle in his eye, Jack would follow up with, "That's not the way I remember it." Jack will be remembered for many things, but perhaps the greatest was his role as Grandpa.

He was a member of many civic and community organizations. And they weren't short commitments—he spent over 30 years affiliated in various roles with the Texas Land Title Association, where he made many lifelong friends. He was very involved with the Real Estate Council of San Antonio. Jack has been a very active member of the Valero Alamo Bowl since its inception, including a year as Chairman of the Alamo Bowl. Most recently, he was involved as a member of the Team Selection Committee and he was always a great resource when it came to learning more about bowl season. He was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, and cherished his friendships with Father Pat Guidon, Father Martin Leopold, and many other parishioners.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his son, John Paul Jr. of Austin; grandson, John Paul (Tres) III; sister, Connie Clemens (John) of El Paso; brother, Stephen of San Antonio; and sister, Janet Tennis (Steven) of San Antonio. He is also survived by his ex-wife and friend, Donna Burkett of Austin, TX; cousins, Joan Dietrich, of Belleville, IL; Paul Dietrich, of Upperville, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Jack's family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to the caring staff of The Start Center for Cancer Care of San Antonio, Kindred Hospice, and the many doctors and nurses who took great care of him throughout the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Valero Alamo Bowl at 100 Montana, San Antonio, TX 78203, to the Jack Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Jack Rogers Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to San Antonio high school students exemplifying the values as defined by Jack's life. Scholarship recipients will excel in academics, athletics, leadership and will demonstrate high character traits such as kindness and strength during times of adversity. Special consideration will be made for candidates who are experiencing personal or family issues related to cancer or bereavement.

Services and Interment Will Be Private


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  • The Valero Alamo Bowl
    100 Montana
    San Antonio, TX 78203
  • Jack Rogers Memorial Scholarship

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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