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Service Saturday, March 1 for James Rogers

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James Garrett Rogers, age 59, passed away peacefully in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday Feb. 8 at Trinity Hospital.

He was born June 5, 1954 in Bessemer, Ala., to Harold Dee and Betty Jean Rogers, both of whom are deceased.

When he was one year old, his grandmother in W.Va., thought he looked like a cartoon character "Nubbins." He was known to all family and friends affectionately as Nub for life.

He is survived by sister Debbie Otto of Chesterton, Ind., son Michael Shane Rogers (Angie), grandchildren Taylor and River Rogers of Ala.; nieces Heather Lewandowski (Brian) of Chesterton; Shannon Ulrick (Steve) and great-niece Baylee "Bug" Ulrick of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and special friends in Alabama, Jackie, Mike, and Bud.

He was preceded in death by sister Sandy Rogers and Michael Rogers both of Birmingham, Ala.

He graduated from Woodlawn High School, Birmingham, 1972, and attended University of Alabama in Birmingham. His career was in medical sales and he was awarded many top sales honors nationwide. He enjoyed living in several states and traveling the country. He loved being in sales. A kind and caring soul, he was quiet, pleasant and quick witted. Jim was a devout Auburn fan and enjoyed Nascar racing. He loved dogs and always cared about people and especially those less fortunate. He was known to give away money he needed for himself. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Last year, Jim lived in Chesterton and attended Chesterton's First United Methodist Church where he enjoyed the contemporary worship service and was a part of the Alpha program. A member of the Bonner Center in Portage, Ind., he looked forward to playing bingo there. A long time AA member, he also supported the local Frontline Organization.

A celebration of life service, Pastor Scott Tyring officiating, will be held Sat., March l, at 11 a.m. at the Chesterton Methodist Church with a luncheon following. Final resting place will be in the family plot at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.

Memorials may be made to the Church for the "Love Cares" fund.


Posted 2/24/2014