Rod (as he was called) graduated from the Charles Page High school in Sand Springs, Oklahoma with the class of 1984. Later he joined the United States Army 1988-1992, and gained a honorable discharge, after serving in the Operation Desert Storm, the Gulf war. Sheffield Steel was his employer for at least 14 years until retirement.
He was a Bus driver for the Sand Springs School Dis-trict, and worked in the finance department at the Osage Casinos.
Rod accepted Jesus Christ at an early age, he attended the First Baptist Church and later in his adult life, joined the Concord Community Baptist Church under the Lead-orshin of Dr. Dale Rolland who is pastor, where he loved to worship and praise God as the soundman.
Rod’s hobbies were: gardening work, peddling in his garage, spending time at the grill (Bar B Que), a coffee connoisseur, watching all sports, so don’t forget this reminder “it’s 283 days til Christmas.”
He loves giving nick names for some of his great nieces and nephews; Joshpoo, pancake, lil boosie, hoppy, lil bb, lil lil bb, white woman, hedge hog, jaws, Angela Davis, Kinabear, “I don’t why they call you Heaven”, Tinka boy, Aibaby, Brigirl, The bug.
Family: His mother, Zephyr Ogans and Sister Jacquelyn Henderson proceeded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted and lovely wife of 34 years, Tresa A. Ogans, his two sons, Bradley (Abigail) Ogans & Gerald (Abby) Ogans. One daughter, Ashlee Ogans. His grandchildren: Michael, Aiden, Brielle, Kinlee & Aiden. His dad, Carnell (Aretha) Ogans, along with a host of nieces, nephews. cousins and other relatives and friends.