Zachary Taylor Rogers, Jr., age 83, of Peotone, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Franciscan St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights. He was born on April 6, 1932 in Winchester, TN, the son of the late Zachary Taylor Sr. and Virgie Lee (Bishop) Rogers. He married his wife, Doris L. (Womack) Rogers on June 25, 1956 in Huntsville, Alabama. He was a retired Local 502 cement mason. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the 6th Armored Division from Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. He enjoyed auctions, antique collecting, and all outdoor activities including fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Doris L. (Womack) Rogers of Peotone; four children, Gary S. (Shirley) Adams of Beecher, Mark A. (Karen) Rogers of Peotone, Melody Jane Nehls of Manteno, and Rodney S. Rogers of Peotone; eleven grandchildren, Haley Katherine Nehls, Zachary Ryan Rogers, Allison J. (Adam) Sanders, Amanda Rae Rogers, Molly Ann Rogers, Justin Adams, Jessica Adams, Sarah (Ian) Hook, Scott Saari, Kirsten (Bruno) Modolo, and Aime Saari; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Weddington; and three brothers, James, Edward, and John Rogers.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral service and military honors will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m., Rev. Richard Young officiating. Private burial services will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Memorials to the family's wishes would be appreciated.