Kenneth Eugene “Buck” Rogers Sr., of Marble passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in a Jackson County hospital surrounded by family. Buck was born July 17, 1932 to the late Dock and Lucy Queen Rogers. He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.
Kenneth retired from the Columbia Marble Plant and spent many years farming tobacco and gardening. The last few years Kenneth enjoyed socializing with friends at the John Welch Senior Center and spending time with friends of the Vengeance Creek Baptist Church Sunshine Club. Kenneth liked keeping up with the world news and politics and spending time with the family. Kenneth was a member of the Vengeance Creek Baptist Church and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Leuna Adams, Martha Rogers, and Margie Creason; and two brothers, Homer and Kyle Rogers.
Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joanne Sharp Rogers; a daughter, Dianne R. Wells of Murphy; two sons, Kenny E. Rogers and Gary C. Rogers and wife, Teresa all of Marble. Kenneth has eight grandchildren, Courtney Allen and husband, Trevor Grant, Ashley Henderson and husband, York, Dakota Rogers and wife, Jesse, Brittany Carroll and husband, Andrew, Rance, Hailey, and Shane Rogers, and Craig Sullivan. Kenneth was blessed with three great grandchildren, Fisher Grant, Sophia Carroll, and Madison Sullivan, who he loved dearly. Kenneth’s sisters are Doris Adams and Joyce McColley both of Marble; and two brothers, Rev. Glenn Rogers of Marble and Jimmy Rogers of Andrews.
Funeral services were held at 2pm Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Vengeance Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Derrick Palmer, Fred Lunsford, and Glenn Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Vengeance Creek Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dakota and Rance Rogers, Trevor Grant, Andrew Carroll, York Henderson, and William Phillips. Honorary pallbearers were Craig Sullivan, Bill Huffines, Marvin Guffey, Marvin Garrett, Perry Owle, and Randy Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Kenneth Eugene “Buck” Rogers Sr. to the Vengeance Creek Memorial Garden, PO Box 253, Marble, NC 28905 or the Vengeance Creek Baptist Church Sunshine Club, PO Box 253, Marble, NC 28905.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy was in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.
(NOTE: This obituary was amended by the funeral home on Monday, April 30)