John Randolph Rogers Sr., 88. of Harriman, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in NHC Healthcare in Athens.
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He was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Kingston to the late Rufus and Mae Rogers. He was retired from Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He faithfully served the church as a deacon and misic leader for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Mary Frost Rogers; his second wife of 19 years, Agnes Lucille Cole Rogers; one daughter, Wanda June Rogers; three brothers, Tom, Rufus and Don Rogers; and two sisters, Mary Frank Poland and Louise Phillip.
He is survived by two sons, Dr. John R. Rogers Jr. and wife Marlena, Indianapolis, and Roy E. Rogers and wife Gail, Athens; five stepchildren, William R. Smith, Gary L. Smith, Barbara Smith, David Lewis and Lori Adamski; two brothers, E.J. Rogers, LaPorte, Ind., and Bob Rogers, Waltersboro, S.C.; three grandchildren, Lura and Jeff Hawkins, Tony and Monica Rogers and Jason Rogers; and eight great-grandchildren, Garret and Griffin Hawkins, Jake, Kate and Caroline Rogers, Cole, Emma and Jacob Rogers.
The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. with Dr. John R. Rogers Jr., the Rev. Bob Gamble and the Rev. Glen Leffew officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Emory Heights Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com.
Davis Funeral Home
715 Morgan Avenue Harriman, TN 37748
Published in Roane County News from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2013