Ronnie Dee Rogers

Ronnie Dee Rogers, 70, of Cedartown, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.

Ronnie was born January 3, 1954, to the late Tattie Bell Leslie Rogers and the late Onnie Dee Rogers.

Ronnie spent his youth caring for cattle, chickens, and horses on his father’s farms around Polk County. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America and raised a prize-winning pig that was purchased by Hormel Foods for use in an advertisement campaign.

He was variously employed as a security guard for Pinkerton, a machine operator at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Hale Manufacturing, and a steelworker at U.S. Can/Ball Corporation in Tallapoosa, Georgia, before enjoying a long retirement. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America.

Ronnie was an avid fan of police shows, Westerns, and country music. He took many trips to Nashville, including to present songs he had co-written with his cousin, Ricky Rogers, to Grand Ole Opry mainstay Billy Walker. He rescued numerous dogs and cats in his lifetime and enjoyed their company in his golden years. Ronnie was of the Christian faith and as a child attended Southside Baptist Church.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sheila Roberson Rogers; son, John Ross Rogers; daughter, Jennifer Marie Rogers; sister, Cathy Rogers Puckett; sister-in-law, Marie (Dennis) Worthington; a number of cousins, nieces and nephews, and other relatives also survive.

A memorial service will be held at Smith & Miller Funeral Home on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 4:00 PM, with Pastor Justin Grant officiating.

The family will receive friends, also on Saturday, from 3:00 in the afternoon until the service hour, at Smith & Miller Funeral Home.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cedartown Polk County Humane Society at

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ronnie Dee Rogers.

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