Wilmer Cecil Rogers



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Wilmer Cecil Rogers Wilmer Cecil Rogers, 71, of Orange, went to be with his Lord after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in October of 1941, the son of the late Della Mae and Wilmer Lee Rogers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Rogers; and a sister, Faye Harvey. Wilmer grew up in Barboursville, Virginia. He attended Orange County High School where he met Carolyn, moved to the town of Orange in 1963 and never left. He was a member of the Orange Baptist Church, active in the Orange Rotary Club, the Jaycees, several Masonry groups, and was a life member of the Orange County Rescue Squad. He started Rogers Masonry in 1969 and was active in the day to day operation until its close in December of 2012. His favorite pastime in the last few years was skeet and trap shooting with his three buddies. He loved the Yankees and University of Virginia. Wilmer is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Carolyn; two daughters, Gina Hutchison and husband, Mark, Paige Wilkes and husband, Chris; a son, Jeff Rogers and wife, Sarah; four grandchildren, who he dearly loved, Chase and Ryan Hutchison, Virginia and Emily Wilkes; one brother; Louis Rogers and wife, Luvenia; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Orange Baptist Church. Pastor Rick Clore will officiate. Interment will follow at Graham Cemetery. The family gives a tremendous thanks to Dr. Whitworth of Urological Associates and the Martha Jefferson Cancer Center, Dr. Rob Pritchett, Dr. Sylvia Hendricks, the wonderful nurses in the Infusion Center, and the Hospice of the Piedmont for all the caring love they gave Wilmer and his family. Also a special thanks to Stefanie Van Gulden for helping make his transition to heaven so peaceful. Memorial contributions may be made to the Martha Jefferson cancer Center, c/o The Martha Jefferson Hospital or the Orange Baptist Church, P.O. Box 167, Orange, VA 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.

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Carolyn and family. I was saddened to hear of Wilmer's passing. I have spoken many times over the years about hard work and where I learned to do it. I will always be thankful for Wilmer those lessons.

Dear Carolyn.
So sorry for your loss

Carolyn, you, Gina, Paige and Jeff have been in my prayers this morning. You have been with my family through times like these and I wish with all of my heart that I could be there with you. You and Wilmer had a wonderful like together and have been an inspiration to a lot of people.
I love you and pray God's blessings upon you. Love, Tina Highlander

To Carolyn, Gina, Jeff, Paige, and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Having gone through this with a parent, we pray that you will also be blessed with strength, comfort, and peace and the sweetest memories of a wonderful husband and father.

Carolyn and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Wilmer was a great individual and always a pleasure to be around. I know he will be missed by his family and so many other folks. May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you have,and strength from our Lord to see you through this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,
H.W. Atkinson

Carolyn and family so sorry to hear of Wilmer's passing our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Carolyn, so sorry to hear of your loss. Wilmer was such a good person and well respected. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend his funeral, but please know that we here in Atlanta are thinking of you and your family.

Carolyn, there will never be another Mr. Wilmer. What a sweet spirit he had and we will miss him greatly. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

We are so saddened to hear of Wilmers passing. May God be with the family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.