Robert Clifton “Bob” Rogers of College Station, Texas passed away on May 27, 2023 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 83. Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he was the son of C.A. Rogers, a newspaper executive, and Clarice Rogers, a high school English teacher.
Bob was raised in Pine Bluff until the mid-1950’s when his family relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. Early in life he showed a strong aptitude in Mathematics, and he developed a life-long love of science fiction. In 1958, he graduated from Little Rock Central High School after which he studied Electrical Engineering earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and his master’s degree from Texas A&M University.
As a lifelong learner, Bob spent his career working at research universities around the globe. He served at cyclotrons and loved the thrill of a long overnight “run.” In his leisure time he enjoyed bowling and spent many years on the Atom Smashers bowling team alongside his fellow researchers.
In 1961, Bob met his future wife, Joyce Gardenhire, in a class at the University of Arkansas. They were married for 61 years and had two children. After retirement they enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe together. Bob loved volunteering at Saint Michael’s Episcopal school in Bryan, Texas and joined the Saint Francis Episcopal church in College Station.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, C.A. and Clarice; his brothers, Andrew and Billy; and his niece, Jennifer. He leaves behind his wife, Joyce Rogers, of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by his son, Ronald Rogers; daughter, Alpha Sheahan; and grandchildren, Gage and Elle Rogers, and Colin, Amy, and Kyle Sheahan.