BELOIT, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James Rogers, 89, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

He entered this world on January 24, 1933 in Topeka, Kansas, born to John and Bertha Davison Rogers.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Dearth Rogers; daughter, Jacqueline K. Kibble (Ernie); son, Carols J. Rogers (Dee); daughter, Norma J Stambaugh (Jimmy); son, Frank Egley; daughter, Donna J. Kohen (Luis); daughter, Brenda L Teets (Dennis); son, John D. Rogers (Joyce); daughter, Tami L Herron; son, Daniel J. Egley (Marlene); son, Walter E Rogers; son, Alan Griffith (Janet); son, James Rogers (Gloria); son, Tracey R Todd (Leila); son, Charles C Rogers (Lisa) and daughter, Betty J Wentling (Dan). He is also survived by his beloved pet, Bandit.

He is preceded in death by father, John Rogers; mother, Bertha Puett; sons, Tim L. Rogers and Billy W. Todd; a daughter-in-law, Charlene Egley and granddaughters, Melissa Sparta and Danyale Kibble.

James served in the Navy from 1952 to 1960.

James had a very full life. He worked in the oil fields in Kansas and retired after 26 years from General Motors in Lordstown Ohio; he also worked at Atlas Van Lines in Topeka Kansas.

He spent his retirement enjoying time with his wife and children, 46 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and playing golf. James had many “adopted children” over the years.

A time of visitation will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio.

A graveside service will be held at Rochester Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas. at a later date.

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A television tribute will air Thursday, May 19 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.