Walker County mourns the loss of school board member Carthell Rogers

Contributed photo from Walker County Schools / Walker County school board member Carthell Rogers died unexpectedly last week.
photo Contributed photo from Walker County Schools / Walker County school board member Carthell Rogers died unexpectedly last week.

The Walker County community is grieving the loss of school board member Carthell Rogers, who died unexpectedly in his sleep Nov. 16.

Rogers, 65, was a lifelong resident of Rossville, where he spent his days employed as a masonry contractor, heading the Scenic City Football League and, since 1991, working with the local recreation center. Those who knew him well describe him as a loving and kind person with a particular devotion to kids in the area.

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Rossville native Renee Caldwell said Carthell was always around in the years when her four children participated in recreational activities.