Howard and Paulette Rogers celebrated 66 years of marriage on March 5, 2012. The couple was married in Washington County in 1946. Howard retired from the City of Port St. Joe Police Department in 1989.

Howard and Paulette have two sons, Johnny (Teresa) Rogers of Blakely, Ga. and Jimmy (Donna) Rogers of Port St. Joe; two grandsons, Barry (Sheryl) Rogers and Byron Rogers; and two great-grandsons, Jarrod and Collin Rogers, all of Jakin, Ga.