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Irving (Butch) W. Rogers III, age 73, of Hartfield, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Irving W. Rogers II and Doris Craig Rogers.

Butch is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Louise Rainey Rogers; children, Erin Rogers Goodlin, Bryan Rogers and Matthew Rogers; grandchildren, Reese Goodlin and Avery Goodlin; sister, Brenda R. Steinberg and her spouse, Gary Steinberg, and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was fearless, always looking for new adventures and sharing them with unsuspecting family and friends.  Butch was an avid motorcyclist, boater, equestrian and animal lover.

Butch was a resident of Gloucester County for over 20 years. He served on and chaired the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and Gloucester Community Foundation. He established the “Gloucester 350” Strategic Planning Committee and served on various other civic committees. 

Known in his professional life as Irv, he spent a lifetime in innovation of new technology as a systems engineer, primarily with General Dynamics but most recently KBRwyle.

Memorial services will be held at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017. The family invites friends to their home following the service.

In memory of Butch the family desires donations may be made to Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department, 3307 Twiggs Ferry Road, Hartfield, Va. 23071 or Gloucester Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2303, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

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