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Albert "Al" William Rogers

Albert "Al" William Rogers

ETOWAH — Albert "Al" William Rogers, 91, of Etowah, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

Mr. Rogers was born April 22, 1922, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was a World War II veteran, commercial fisherman, and a retired NASA Engineer. He was business owner of AL's Fly Shop and devoted member of Trout Unlimited, Pisgah Chapter, member at Grace Lutheran Church, Hendersonville. Many knew him for his love of outdoors and fly fishing, he was an inspiration to so many.

He is survived by his two daughters, Christine Belz, and Cynthia Budin; granddaughters, Ashley Sanders, and Rachel Patterson; grandson, Jimmy Rutherford; two great-grandchildren, Bryce Patterson and Wyatt Patterson.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Langsdorf officiating.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.