With deepest sorrow, we announce that Tristan Lee Rogers, age 24, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend left this world unexpectedly on Friday, June 26, 2020. Tristan was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on Wednesday, January 24, 1996 and grew up in Fairfax. He is the oldest of three treasured children to Jason Lee and Carrie Lynn (McKinney) Rogers.
He attended Woodland Public Schools, graduating with the Cougar Class of 2014. During his school years Tristan was often affectionately called “Trit Dawg” by his numerous friends. Tristan truly enjoyed running, he would run all the streets of Fairfax and even out to Grayhorse. As a member of the high school track team he won many awards with this talent as well as a college scholarship. If he wasn’t out for a run, he could be found with a fishing pole in hand and a lure in the water. When Tristan received a metal detector, he set off to find treasures untold. He searched by the lake, up and down the highway, along the railroad tracks, and any place he thought might hold a secret to be uncovered. He attended First Osage Baptist Church and was an honored constituent of the Osage Nation. His great-grandmother, Norma (Cox) Davis, was from the Eagle clan of the Grayhorse District.
His relationship with his siblings, Bridget and Carter was not like any other. Tristan was a wonderful big brother that taught them a lot and he always had their backs. He was a practical joker and loved to startle people. Although he was full of pranks, he was always there to help where he could. He never talked down to anyone and always had a grin on his face. Tristan was really a young gentleman of few words, never talking much. If Tristan did say something it was best to heed his advice for there was many a thought behind his words.
Most importantly, Tristan had a deep love for his family and cherished the time they would spend together playing practical jokes on each other and enjoying family dinners together.
Surviving are his parents; siblings, Bridget and Carter; grandmothers, Margaret Rogers and Patricia McKinney; uncle Jimmy (Karla) Rogers, uncle Chad Rogers, aunt Cathy (Terry) Ballard, aunt Victoria (Ronnie) Looney, uncle Jason McKinney; great aunts and uncles, cousins, countless extended family as well as many forever Fairfax friends.
Those he joins in heaven include grandfathers Dave Rogers and Leonard McKinney; aunt Penny Looney and uncle Theodore McKinney.
Family and friends may pay their respects at the Grayhorse Chapel, southeast of Fairfax, on Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Thursday morning, July 2, 2020 at 10 a.m. with John Redeagle officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, south of Ralston, Okla. Pallbearers are Gage McKinney, Cecil Barden, David Rogers, Andres Barden, Drew Harrison and Thomas Looney. Honorary are Chad Rogers, Ray Martinez, Robin Walker, Jerry Butterbaugh and Brandon Looney.
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