Jimmy Ray Rogers

Published 8:03 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Jimmy Ray Rogers, a resident of Angie, passed away at the age of 78. He went peacefully at the home of his daughter in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, surrounded by family. He was born on Dec. 26, 1937, in Pine, the eldest of five children.

He married Delores Elaine Hall on Aug. 27, 1956, and celebrated 55 years together.   As a member of the Boilermaker-Blacksmith Union, he worked as a welder for many years. He loved to fish, especially fly fishing, and hunt. He was a man who trusted in God’s plan, loved his family with all of his heart, and made others laugh with his storytelling.

He is survived by: his daughter, Reba Rogers Hudspeth (Wayne Myshin); sons, Donnie Ray and Danny Ray; granddaughter, Mandy Hudspeth Crawford (Dane Crawford); great-grandson, Asher Ryan Crawford; sisters, Doris Graves (Ken Graves) and Jannette Henley (Lynn Henley, niece Lynette Pounds and nephew Rodney Henley); and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by: his wife, Delores Hall Rogers; mother, Letha Gerald Rogers; father, Prentis Rogers; and brothers, Billy Ray Rogers and Green Ray Rogers.

He will be greatly missed as he leaves behind memories we will hold close to our hearts.

Services will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, 610 Ave. F in Bogalusa. Officiating will be Jimmy’s cousin, Bennie Schilling and Chaplain Lonnie Thompson.

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with viewing on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The service starts at 11 a.m., with burial at Pounds Cemetery off Highway 21 in Bogalusa.

A reception will follow at Western Sizzlin Steak House, 1523 S. Columbia St. in Bogalusa.