Jackie “Jack” Rogers, 86, of Illiopolis, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur.
Jack was born July 17, 1932 in Illiopolis, the son of Jesse and Elsie Rogers.
Jack served as a Sergeant in the Marines from 1950-1953, which is where he met his wife of 64 years, Joella, while she was serving in the Navy. They married December 17, 1954. He retired from Borden Chemical Co. in Illiopolis after 37 years. Jack enjoyed his family, camping, fishing and endless hours working in their beautiful yard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Homer; Robert E. and Jesse (Sam); sisters, Joyce Thompson and Sue Hohenstein.
He is survived by his wife Joella; daughter, Debbie (Jerry) Sullivan of Decatur; sons, David (Deborah) Rogers of Illiopolis and Tim (Cindy) Rogers of Ruskin, FL.; brother, Frank (Terri) Rogers of Avondale, AZ; sister, Linda LaTessa of Springfield; grandchildren, Amber (Jason) Jensen, Matt (Erin) Rotz, Clint Sullivan (girlfriend Kayley Stock), and Christy (Adam) Smith; step grandchildren, Alicia (Brad) Mullen and Tiffany (Wade) Cox; six great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews .
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home, 432 7th St., Illiopolis. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday May 2, 2019 at the funeral home with Reverend Melissa Ebken officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
“Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.”