John Edward Rogers Jr.

January 22, 1938 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old

John Rogers Jr. Obituary

Mr. John Edward Rogers Jr., age 84, of Hazlehurst, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Florida Memorial Health Hospital in Jacksonville FL.


Mr. Rogers was born January 22, 1938, in Bacon County.

He is preceded in death by his parents John Edward Rogers Sr. and Hazel Grainger Rogers. He was retired from Lumber City Egg Marketers and a member of the Lumber City Baptist Church.

He was a gentle giant of a man, always kind, and had a smile for everyone. He enjoyed CB Radios, he definitely was a Braves, Georgia Bulldogs and Falcons fan, all other sports and fishing.

He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.

But most of all, his heart and his love was dedicated to his loving wife for 61 plus years.


Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Gantz Rogers of Hazlehurst; two sons and daughters-in-law, John E. Rogers III (Amy) of Hazlehurst and James A. Rogers (Anita) of Douglas; brother, Lee Roy Rogers (Roslyn) of Arkansas; five grandchildren, Taylor Brooke Waters, Erin Disharoon, Adrianne Davis, Madison Davis and Dalton Rogers; and seven great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be held Sunday Evening, July 24, 2022 at 6:00-8:00pm in the Chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home.


Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:00am at the Lumber City Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Clements and Rev. Ashley Tyree officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Lumber City.


Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Williams, Jeff Hall, Roy Kight, Tim Brown, Kody Waters, Mat Cardell and Spencer Disharoon.


Active pallbearers will be Dustin Hutto, Timmy Lee, Kevin Rewis, Shane McCullar, Terry Brown and Bobby Brown.


The family may be contacted at his residence, 42 Eagle Lane, Hazlehurst.


The Rogers Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.


Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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