April 1, 1937 ~ March 17, 2020

Born in: Grayson, KY
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

The Rev. Dr. Roger Allan Sizemore, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Roger was born in Grayson, KY on April 1, 1937. He was a graduate of Steubenville high school, Steubenville, OH, attended Milligan College (BA), Butler University/Christian Theological Seminary (M Div with honors), East Tennessee State University (MA in Psychology), and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD in Philosophy and Theology). He attended post doctoral studies programs at Ohio State University, Columbia University and The University of Tuebingen, Germany. He has published “Keeping in Touch”, a book on human potentials and also many essays. Roger was a former professor of Religion at Milligan College and Professor of Psychology at the Citadel.He was an ordained minister for the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in GA, having served as pastor for congregations in Kingwood, TX, Brooks, GA, Savannah, GA, Tucker, GA, Glasgow, KY and Marietta, GA. He was the former Dean and President of Phillips Theological Seminary, Enid, OK. He was the owner of The Sizemore Consulting Group. Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Rev Alva D Sizemore, Juanita Conley Sizemore, and his grandson, Hunter Sizemore. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Talley Sizemore; sons, Adam (Julie) Sizemore of Tampa, FL, Stacey (Doreen) Sizemore of Columbia, S.C., Dr. Kent (Stacie) Sizemore of Pendleton, S.C.; daughters, Teresa T Henderson, Cleveland, GA and Tamara Talley, Lawrenceville, GA. Brother, Larry (Donna) Sizemore of Marietta, GA, two nieces, one nephew, 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Memorials can be made to The New Church Development for The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia, 2370 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204; Morris Brown College 2020 Capitol Campaign, c/o Coach Solomon Brannan, 2500 Cascade Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311; or to a charity of your choice. A Memorial service will be announced at a later date to celebrate the life of Dr. Roger A. Sizemore. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences may be expressed by www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. CandleImageThanks for mentoring, coaching, spending time teaching me, and believing in my dreams and the dreams of others… Dr Roger Sizemore was more than a friend and has always been considered family by the Barlows, First Christian Church of Marietta (FCC), and his Morris Brown College Family! We send our condolences and prayers to the Sizemore family at this time. We are here for you all, please let us know how we can support. Thanks for sharing him with the the world…

  2. The family of Dr. Sizemore are due the highest “Thank You” for allowing this dedicated servant to persist in his determination to revive our spirits and the soul of our Dear Morris Brown. He modeled the behavior that must be embraced by all who claim to believe and care about Mankind, especially students, and the entire Family called Morris Brown College.

  3. CandleImageRoger will be missed by those who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and family. May God provide comfort and peace.

  4. CandleImageMy heart hurts knowing Roger is gone. But I rejoice in knowing he is in a better place. I learned so much from Roger during my youth & will always be thankful for everything he taught me. Praying for guidance and healing for Brenda, Tamara, and family! He is looking down & watching over all of us!

  5. CandleImageI am one who benefited from the support and mentoring of Roger Sizemore. He was there, reaching out to involve me in the Georgia DOC Regional Board. While I was first considering seminary classes, he was an encouragement. When I first considered co-pastoring a small congregation, he had the confidence in me I did not have in myself. I am sure he “brought” along many others in this manner, and the lights in many lives still glow because of his support. My deepest condolences to Brenda and your whole family. May God bless you and keep you.

  6. Jeff and I are so very sorry to hear of Rogers passing. We are praying for Brenda and the rest of the family.

  7. Brenda, Jody and I are sorry for your loss. Please know that we will be lifting you and your family up in prayer.

  8. Oh the year’s we had with Roger an you Brenda, Roger married us an buried us, he taught John an I so much u an ur family will always b in our hearts an prayers

  9. I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Roger. He was a remarkable man with un lifted gifts of the spirit. He will be missed.

  10. CandleImageSending hugs. Praying for your family during this time of loss. Roger was a great man of God. He always motivated me to seek God.

  11. Roger was like a member of our family. He presided over numerous family weddings, funerals and family events. He was our pastor for many years and a longtime friend and confidant. My heart and prayers go out to Brenda and his family. He will always be remembered by us and I feel honored to have known him.

  12. CandleImagePraying for the passage of God’s servant, Roger. Thanks for supporting me, encouraging me, in my walk.

  13. I am so sorry to hear about your loss Brenda. I will be praying for you. Just remember God is good all the time. Pray He will be there for you.

  14. CandleImageBrenda and family, Amy just sent me the message of Rogers passing. You know that we loved Roger and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. He helped me keep my family on the right path which we all know is the toughest job on earth and it is priceless. I hope I wasn’t the most precocious lamb in his herd, I did have many questions. He was a great man, and I am honored to have spent some earth time with him. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with. Allen & Janet Goodman

  15. CandleImageOne of the most intelligent, well educated and well read gentlemen I have ever met. We arrived at Brooks Christian Church at the same time. He encouraged, supported and engaged all members of my family into service for the small Christian Church we belonged to. We also, as middle aged men, competed at basketball and softball representing our church thinking we still had it goin on as elite athletes…. that last part may not be true but we had great fellowship pretending. My condolences to the family, especially Brenda and Tamara.

  16. Roger and I go all the way back to his first year as a student in Milligan College, to studying Hebrew together at CTS, followed by many theological discussions right up to a few months ago. Along the way, he earned my highest respect for his insights, his imagination, his dedication, his warm encouragement of others, and his creative application of his many gifts. I am in shock at his death, and I will truly and deeply miss him.

  17. CandleImageRoger was a loving and healing presence in our church in Tucker, when we were in great need of healing. His time as interim pastor was a blessing and an inspiration. Brenda and Tamara I am sorry for your sadness at Roger’s death.

  18. Dr Sizemore came to us in a time of transition when our ministers who we loved very much retired and he provided the leadership we needed during this difficult time. As chair of the search committee at that time I will be forever grateful for his ministry to us

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