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Funeral Services Set Tuesday for LQHBA Hall Of Fame Member Dale Rogers

Funeral services are set Tuesday for LQHBA Hall of Fame member Dale Rogers who passed away Saturday.

Courtesy Melancon Funeral Home

LETTSWORTH, LA–OCTOBER 9, 2022–Funeral services for LQHBA Hall of Famer Sanford "Dale" Rogers will be conducted Tuesday (OCT 11) at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) at Escude Funeral Home in Moreauville, Louisiana.

Brother Larry Thibodeaux will officiate.  Burial will be immediately following at Rogers Family Cemetery in Lettsworth. Services are under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Escude Funeral Home in Moreauville on Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Dale, age 91, of Lettsworth passed away peacefully at his home Saturday morning, October 8, 2022, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his spouse of 33 years, Sharon Williamson Rogers of Lettsworth; five  sons, Ricky Rogers (Jackie), Tim Rogers (Jennie), Dean Rogers (Wendy), Ricky Dale Rogers (Celeste), Buck Rogers (Michaela) all of Lettsworth; his six daughters Sandra Scott (Louis) of Lettsworth, Pat LaBorde (Kent) of Lettsworth, Della Godfrey (Stewart) of Denham Springs, Casey McGee (Robert) of Mansura, Kelly Dupont (David) of Lettsworth and Sissy Lemoine (Shannon) of Mansura; thirty-Seven (37) Grandchildren, forty-Five (45) Great Grandchildren and ten (10) Great-Great Grandchildren.

Dale was preceded in death by his daughter Angela Dalene Boudreaux, baby boy (unnamed), parents Willbee and Della Rhea Rogers; his sisters, Catherine Eldridge, Idabell Causey, Ollie May Scherrer and Della Mae Keys and his brothers, Roy Rodgers, Jessie Rogers, Rawleigh "Rawl" Rodgers and Coy Rodgers.

He was an avid farmer for over 70 years and a racehorse owner and breeder for over 50 years. He was a member of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association, American Quarter Horse Association and American Black Angus Association. He was inducted into the LQHBA Hall of Fame in 2020. He was honored by AQHA as a  50-year cumulative breeder.

Over the past five decades, Dale has bred more than 275 foals. Among the top horses he bred are stakes winners Clouds Sayin Goodby, a Grade 1-winning gelding produced from two of his top runners – Sayin Adios and Above The Clouds; Grade 3 winner Big City Adios; Grade 3 winner Mr Perrys Blue; and Im For Real, who in 2018 provided him his biggest individual victory by winning the $283,715 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Lassie Futurity (RG2).

He owned for many years the good sire and stakes winner Sayin Adios, and also owned the Shazoom stallion Whathaveigottado, sire of Im For Real and stakes-placed runner Igottarampage. In 2017 he sold the Whathaveigottado to a buyer in Argentina.

According to Equibase, since 2000 horses racing in Dale's name won 43 races and earned more than $851,000.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Joshua Scott, Richard, Jason, Kenny, Russell and Dustin Rogers, Austin Dupont and Andrew Boudreaux.  Honored to serve as Honorary pallbearers will by Lucas and Adam Scott, Logan Martinez, Trey and Dayton Rogers, Curtis Bordelon, Glenn Fontenot and Ben Ray.

"I wouldn’t have missed it for anything," he says of the quality time he spent with his kids, working horses. "We done good with it and we are proud of it."

Family was important to Dale, teaching them how to work and how to take care of themselves.  He was a man who loves his family, his horses and farming.  He was a great businessman, full of heart. . .The Heart of a Champion, who "feels with his hands"!

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  – 1 Thessalonians 4:17

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Michelle Courville with Lagniappe Home Health, Dr. Tommy Fontenot, Dr. Morrison, Dr. Wold, St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Allegiance Hospice for all the special care given.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations made in Dale's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - - 501 St. Jude Place - Memphis, TN  38105.

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