In Memory: Rogers Hoyt, Sr.

Nov 16, 2018
USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Rogers Hoyt, Sr., of Uvalde, Texas, who passed away on November 13, at the age of 89.  

Rogers grew up in Katy, Texas, and was a third generation rice farmer.  His grandfather came to Katy in 1904 and was one of the first rice farmers in the area, and Rogers joined the family operation immediately after high school.  In 1974, while still farming rice at Katy, he established a ranching operation in Uvalde and Zavala counties.

His son, Rogers Hoyt, Jr., a next generation rice farmer who also serves as president of Ducks Unlimited, has fond memories of his father and his legacy of conservation.  “I vividly remember riding in a pickup between my paternal granddad and my father as they scouted ponds to see which ones had ducks.  On my first duck hunt as a kindergartner, Dad carried me piggyback through the water.  All the people who shaped my life enjoyed the outdoors and always believed if you take, you give back.”
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, at the Katy Magnolia Cemetery in Katy with Reverend Bill Taylor officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.