Joseph Eugene Rogers, 93, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022 in his home in Sanford. Born in Greensboro on June 9, 1929 to Henry Aaron Rogers and Josie Collins Rogers, Gene is predeceased by his devoted wife of 71 years, Edna Cameron Rogers; sister, Sue Rogers Stancil and brothers Cleotis Rogers, Thurman Rogers and Lawrence Rogers.
Gene is survived by two daughters, Myra Rogers Thomas (Randy) of Morehead City, Lisa Rogers Fuquay (Don) of Sanford; grandchildren, Carr Thomas of Columbia, South Carolina, Joseph Thomas (Carson) of Winston Salem, Macy Fuquay of Los Angeles, California, Abby Fuquay of Campbell, California, Courtney Fuquay of Phoenix, Arizona, and Harrison Fuquay of Wilmington; sister, Derenda Rogers Kelly (Stuart) of Lillington; and many special nieces and nephews.
Gene, the oldest of six children, attended Boone Trail High School, Campbell College, and graduated from Wake Forest College in 1956. His accounting business in Jonesboro was active for over forty years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. A loving husband, father, and grandfather to his family, Gene also found time to be an active member of the Sanford community, a member and deacon at First Baptist Church, a former Lee County commissioner, and President of the Sanford Jaycees. He was a charter member of the Jonesboro Rotary Club and received the Honorary Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow "Service Above Self" award.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 14 at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Sanford. Visitation will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Sanford, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford, NC 27330.