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William Raymond Rogers
Birth: Jun. 16, 1921
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1987
Kentucky, USA

United States Army,
World War II,
Prisoner Of War,

William "Raymond" Rogers, 66 years, 5 months and 17 days of age, of Clifty Road in Somerset, Kentucky, departed this life on Thursday, December 3rd, 1987 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky following a lengthy illness.

Raymond was born in Berea, Kentucky on Thursday, June 16th, 1921, son of the late William Bart and Lavada Thompson Rogers. Raymond was a retired maintenance worker and a United States Army, World War II veteran. He served in Germany, China, and the South Pacific during World War II, and was a prisoner of war in both Germany and China. His military service period ran from January 17th, 1942 until November 1st, 1945. Raymond was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed reading books, playing his guitars, drinking beer, studying about extra sensory perception also known as ESP, reincarnation, reading his Bible, and going to the movies on the weekends.

Raymond was survived by one brother, Franklin Delaney (and his wife, Martha) Rogers of Jeffersonville, Indiana; one sister, Anna Mae (and her husband, Herbert) Stone of Somerset, Kentucky; one niece, Lisa Rogers; two nephews, Frankie Gene Rogers, and Joe Stone; one great-nephew, Adam Stone; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bart Rogers, who departed this life on March 31st, 1948 and Lavada Rogers, who departed this life on December 28th, 1937; two brothers, George Dramon Rogers and Preston Rogers, both of Kentucky; and a sister-in-law, Louise Rogers.

Visitations were held after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6th, 1987 at the Somerset Undertaking Company in Somerset, Kentucky, with services held at 7:00 p.m. by the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7th, 1987 in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company with Rev. C.E. Jacobs officiating.

Burial followed in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky. Full military honors were conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Cause of death: Cancer/Pneumonia,


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done. 
Family links: 
  William Bart Rogers (1891 - 1948)
  Lavada Thompson Rogers (1899 - 1937)
  William Raymond Rogers (1921 - 1987)
  Preston Rogers (1923 - 1928)*
  Anna Mae Rogers Stone (1926 - 2001)*
  George Dramon Rogers (1929 - 1938)*
  Franklin Delaine Rogers (1933 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Obituary information courtesy of family & funeral home.
Mill Springs National Cemetery
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: H, 0, 61
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Record added: Mar 29, 2008
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William Raymond Rogers
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