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William David Rogan, Jr.

February 8, 1955 – September 25, 2021


Friday, October 1, 2021

Family Visitation: 12:00 P.M.

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Held at

Key Stewart U.M. Church

166 Dorothy Jordan Ave.

Gallatin, Tennessee



Gallatin City Cemetery

Gallatin, Tennessee


Join us on Facebook Live at 1:45 P.M.


Our Family & Community sadly lost a pillar on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, when Mr. William D Rogan, Jr., favorably known as “Tank” to most, passed away. While we are sad of the occasion that brought us here today, we are also full of wonderful memories and intend to really Celebrate his life.

Over the last few days SOME of us have cried, gotten angry, been stressed & even weary from preparation, but ALL of us have LAUGHED and enjoyed each other’s company MORE than any of those things and know he would be so happy to see us that way!

William is survived by his wife Mrs. Tammy Rogan, his daughters: Sherrill L. Nelson, LaShonda M. Jones, Tracey E. Gravley, Alisha D. Myles & Natasha Charde Rogan, and their spouses and children. William is also survived by his older Sister, Gwendolyn M. Rogan Jackson and younger Brother, Keith L. Rogan and their Spouses and children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willaim D. Rogan, Sr. & Isabella D. Rogan.

William graduated from Gallatin Sr. High in 1973 and completed Law Enforcement Academy in 1978. He became a member of the Gallatin Police Dept. at age 19, where he served for 18 years. He graduated from TSU with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice and after retiring from police dept., he went on to become the Chief of Campus Police at Volunteer State Community College for the next 27 years and retired just a few years ago.

At age 12 he professed his faith in God and joined Key Stewart United Methodist Church in Gallatin, TN. Accepting a call on his life to the Ministry, he began the process of becoming an ordained Minister through the United Methodist Church, serving in a diverse group of Churches in Middle TN. His last Church serving as Pastor was Douglas Chapel UMC Gallatin, TN., until his health would no longer allow.

He served as Alderman on the Gallatin City Council in 1995.  He sat on the Board of Directors of the Sumner County Anti-Drug and Alcohol Coalition.  He was also a member of the Fremont Lodge #270; a 32nd degree Mason; a member of the J/A/ Henry Consistory #48 in Nashville, Tennessee; a Shriner; and a member of the Hella Temple #105 Nashville, Tennessee Free Masonry Southern Jurisdiction – Prince Hall Affiliation. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with as well as those he reached but never met.

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