CHILLICOTHE - Jason Nicholas Rogers, 32, of Champaign, Ill., the relative of several Chillicothe residents, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Provena Covenant Hospital ER in Urbana, Ill.
He was born Aug. 28, 1980, in Hammond, Ind., to Brian and Karen (Uram) Rogers. Jason married Amanda Williamson on Nov. 27, 2004, in Morris, Ill.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda and children Jada and Aiden of Champaign, Ill.; parents, Brian and Karen Rogers; sister, Kirsten Rogers; aunt, Cynthia Rogers; and grandma, Millie Rogers, all of Lansing, Ill.; mother-in-law, Deb Williamson; brother-in-law, Scott (Karrie) Williamson; and niece Jessica Williamson; grandma-in-law, Wava Temple; and great-grandma-in-law, Velma Finck, all of Chillicothe, Ill.
Jason was preceded in death by his grandpa, Syl Uram; grandpa, Al Rogers; grandpa-in-law, Dean Temple; and father-in-law, Lonnie Williamson.
He graduated from Thornton-Fractional South High School in Lansing, Ill., in 1998, and University of Illinois in 2003 with a bachelor of science in aviation human factors.
Jason started his career at U of I as a flight instructor for the college and in 2008 started his career at Flightstar in Savoy, Ill., as co-captain pilot in the Falcon 10 aircraft. In April 2012, he switched to the Lear Jet 45XR aircraft.
Visitation will be held at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. A life celebration service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery. An additional memorial celebration will also be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Flightstar Corporation, 7 Airport Road, Savoy, IL 61874.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for the family at South Side Bank in Chillicothe, Ill.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com.