William DeWitt Rogers, age 90. A resident of Chattahoochee, Florida, Died Monday March 22, 1999, At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Center in Tallahassee, Florida.
A native of Kensington, GA, he lived in Chattahoochee since 1934. He graduated from The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in 1933, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He began his practice of medicine at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee in 1934, serving as Chief Physician from 1940 to 1950, and as Superintendent from 1950 to 1962. He was Director of the Division of Mental Health from 1957 until his retirement in 1974. He received the Meritorious Public Service Award and was selected in 1957 as the Most Effective State Administrator.
"Known as the "father of mental health treatment in the state of Florida"
Funeral services were held at 2 PM EST, on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, with Dr. J William Talbott officiating: Internment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Chattahoochee.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L Rogers of Chattahoochee; two sons, William DeWitt Rogers Jr., of Winter Park, Florida, and John Bowen Rogers of Jacksonville, Florida; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Chattahoochee was in charge of arrangements.
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