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May 11, 1943-April 5, 2008

MOUNT OLIVE -- William Bryant "Bill" Rogers Jr., 64, of the Rones Chapel community, died Saturday evening at Wayne Hospital.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the chapel of Tyndall Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Lewis and the Rev. Richard Hill will officiate. Immediately following the service, the family will remain at the funeral home to receive friends; at other times they will be at the home of Kelly and Jerry Strickland, 159 Rones Chapel Road, Mount Olive. Duplin County EMS will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Rogers was an insurance representative with 33 years of service with Southland Life Insurance Company, and his last employment was with Duplin County Emergency Medical Services. He was a member of Rones Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Reaves Rogers of the home; his parents, Bryant and Irene Hamm Rogers of 396 River Bend Road, Goldsboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Patti Rogers of Mount Olive; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jerry Strickland of Mount Olive; five grandchildren, Zackary Strickland, Ryan Strickland, Grant Rogers, Bladen Rogers and Nick Rogers, all of Mount Olive; three sisters, Judy Godwin and Mary Lou Bevan, both of Goldsboro, Ann Morse of Mount Olive; an aunt, Gladys Walker of Goldsboro; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kirby and Annie Hamm, Charlie Rogers and Smithey Rogers Beasley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, c/o Rones Chapel United Methodist Church, 138 Garner's Chapel Road, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365.

A Tyndall Service.


Published in Obituaries on April 7, 2008 2:34 PM