Dr. Samuel “Sam” Craig Rogers, age 50 of Carthage, MO., passed away early Saturday, September 24, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Sam was born on July 2, 1972, in Lexington, KY., the son of Harry and Cindy (Steele) Rogers. He grew up in Carthage, attended Mark Twain Elementary, Carthage Jr. High, and Carthage High School. Sam earned his bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1996 from University of Missouri in Columbia and Master of Educational Administration (K-12) in 2005 from William Woods University in Fulton. He went on to earn his Education Specialist in Administration-Superintendent Certification in 2010 from Missouri State University in Springfield and Doctorate in Educational Administration in 2014 from Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Sam and his family lived in Carthage where he was an Assistant Principal for Carthage High School. Where we worked through his entire illness.
But through it all, Sam would say his greatest accomplishment was the three people inside the walls of his home.
He married Allison Stanley on June 12, 1999, she survives. Additional survivors include his children; Benjamin “Ben” Rogers and Emerson “Emme” Rogers, both of the home, his parents; Harry and Cindy Rogers, and his brother; Chris Rogers and wife Tracy of Carthage.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be to the M.A.S.C. (Missouri Association of Student Councils), where Sam served on the executive board for several years. And will be used for scholarships to MASC Leadership Camp held each summer, in care of the mortuary.
A celebration of Sam’s life has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the K.E. Baker Stadium in Carthage. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation immediately following the service in the Carthage Junior High School Gym.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.