In memory of
Gerald Dean "Jerry" Rogers
In memory of
Gerald Dean "Jerry" Rogers
ROGERS, Gerald Dean "Jerry" DALLAS, TX: Gerald Dean "Jerry" Rogers (January 1, 1944 May 26, 2020) passed away after his long battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Julesburg, Colorado and was raised in Sydney, Nebraska. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy. His seven years of service included the submarine, USS Henry Clay, which was one of the first US submarines to travel underneath the polar ice cap. After his military service, Jerry was hired by Texas Instruments and was employed there while he finished his college degree from the University of Houston. While at Texas Instruments, Jerry began a prolific career in the high-tech industry focusing on semiconductor research, manufacturing and performance. He eventually left Texas Instruments to start one of the first fabless semiconductor companies, Dallas-based, Cyrix, which became a major competitor of Intel. He served as its CEO eventually taking the company public in 1993. It was at Cyrix where he met his wife, Jodi Shelton, to whom he was married for 25 years until his passing. Jerry was also a successful venture capitalist with several of his companies going public or being acquired over the past 20 years. He and his companies were featured in numerous local and national publications over the years. His innovations led to many patents held in his name as well. While his entrepreneurial and technology legacy is vast, Jerry was first and foremost a loving husband and a dedicated father who will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife Jodi Lynn Shelton and their two sons, Elijah Stone Shelton Rogers and Hudson Dean Shelton Rogers, and his son, Mark Rogers and his wife Pam, and two grandsons Sean and Andrew Rogers. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jerry's name to BuildOn, a charity that Jerry and Jodi are ardent supporters of that helps to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. https://www.buildon.org/take-action/donate-now/
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In memory of
Gerald Dean "Jerry" Rogers
ROGERS, Gerald Dean "Jerry" DALLAS, TX: Gerald Dean "Jerry" Rogers (January 1, 1944 May 26, 2020) passed away after his long battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Julesburg, Colorado and was raised in Sydney, Nebraska. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy. His seven years of service included the submarine, USS Henry Clay, which was one of the first US submarines to travel underneath the polar ice cap. After his military service, Jerry was hired by Texas Instruments and was employed there while he finished his college degree from the University of Houston. While at Texas Instruments, Jerry began a prolific career in the high-tech industry focusing on semiconductor research, manufacturing and performance. He eventually left Texas Instruments to start one of the first fabless semiconductor companies, Dallas-based, Cyrix, which became a major competitor of Intel. He served as its CEO eventually taking the company public in 1993. It was at Cyrix where he met his wife, Jodi Shelton, to whom he was married for 25 years until his passing. Jerry was also a successful venture capitalist with several of his companies going public or being acquired over the past 20 years. He and his companies were featured in numerous local and national publications over the years. His innovations led to many patents held in his name as well. While his entrepreneurial and technology legacy is vast, Jerry was first and foremost a loving husband and a dedicated father who will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife Jodi Lynn Shelton and their two sons, Elijah Stone Shelton Rogers and Hudson Dean Shelton Rogers, and his son, Mark Rogers and his wife Pam, and two grandsons Sean and Andrew Rogers. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jerry's name to BuildOn, a charity that Jerry and Jodi are ardent supporters of that helps to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. https://www.buildon.org/take-action/donate-now/
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