Monday, February 4, 2013

Doyle Rogers Sr. dies at 94

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Doyle Rogers Sr., the developer and banker, died today. He was 94.

His company helped shape the Little Rock skyline.

He developed what is now the Peabody Hotel and connected Statehouse Convention Center and later built the 25-story Rogers Building, now the Stephens Building. He developed retail centers throughout the country and became chairman of Metropolitan National Bank in 1983.

Rogers, a Newport native, lived in Batesville. He joined the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 2006. Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville will be handling the funeral arrangements.

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