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Navarro County Health Director passes from COVID-19 complications

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NAVARRO COUNTY–Corsicana ISD School Board President and Navarro County Health Director Dr. Kent Rogers passed away Jan. 30 from COVID-19 complications. 
According to a Facebook post from the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management (NCOEM) stated, “It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dr. Kent Rogers passed away this afternoon at 2:01 p.m. with his family by his side. Dr. Rogers has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 here in Navarro County as our Local Health Authority. His leadership and key stakeholder knowledge have been invaluable as we have navigated this entire pandemic. Please keep Dr. Roger’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss.” 
Rogers, served as President on the CISD Board of Trustees from 1992 to 2010 and again from 2014 to 2021. A bronze statue honors Rogers’ 20 plus years of service to CISD in downtown Corsicana which was unveiled in May 2019. 
He served on the Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana in addition to his medical practice for 29 years, joining Trinity Clinic in 2005 and Medical and Surgical Associates of Corsicana in 2009. Rogers was Chief of Staff at Navarro Regional Hospital for two years and the medical director of the hospital’s intensive care unit for six years. 
Rogers also served in the community as the medical director of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and the Corsicana/Navarro County Health Department. He stated that the current building of the facility for the health department was a demonstration of the generosity and determination of the people and the city, working for the good of the residents of Navarro County. 
He was also on the sidelines at Tiger Field in Corsicana as the team physician for the Tiger football program. He stated that he loved the games and the excitement. 
“Such a tremendous loss for our entire county. Dr. Rogers was the definition of a servant leader,” NCOEM stated. 
Rogers leaves behind his wife Donna Jo and three children, Cyndi, Susan and Mark.