Joseph Edward “Eddie” Rogers Jr., 59, of Ellendale passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Eddie was born in Milford, the son of the late Joseph Edward Rogers Sr. and Evelyn (Harrington) Rogers.
Eddie was a graduate of the Christian Tabernacle School in Lincoln. He worked as an extruder processor for Plastics in Milford for many years. Eddie also operated his own lawn business on the side, for he enjoyed cutting lawns and doing landscaping. He was a handyman around the house, able to attend to anything that needed to be fixed. In his spare time, Eddie enjoyed spending time at the beach. Most important to Eddie were his grandchildren, whom he loved and doted on, and cherished every chance he had to be with them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Donald Rogers; a nephew, Kevin Rogers; and a niece, Linda Johnson.
He is survived by his daughter Kara Rogers and her fiancé Steve Martinez; his son Justin Rogers; his two grandchildren, Thea and Juelz; his siblings, Ronnie Rogers, Joyce Cline, Wayne Rogers and Barbara Moore; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family, as well as his beloved dog Charlie.
A Celebration of Eddie’s Life will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave., Milford. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made toward Eddie’s grandchildren’s education fund. Please make checks payable to the Joseph Edward Rogers Jr. Memorial Fund, C/O PNC Bank, 655 N. DuPont Blvd., Milford, DE 19963.
Arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.