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