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08/15/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Kenny Rogers

Kenneth Earl Rogers
(01 Aug 1948 - 08 Aug 2020)

Newport News High School Class of 1966

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still more sad news today. Kenny Rogers, Class of 1966, passed away in Surry on Saturday, August 08, 2020 just one week after his 72nd birthday. 

    He was the brother of David Rogers ('69) of FL and Linda Rogers Gootee.

From Forever Missed - 08/15/20:

  Kenneth E. Rogers


    SURRY - Kenneth E. Roger (Kenny), 72, of Surry, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Dal and Ruby Rogers.

Kenny was a Pipefitter working at several nuclear power plants throughout the U.S.

He never met a stranger, always made friends wherever he went ,and had a great sense of humor which he gladly let you know as soon as you met him.

Kenny also served in Vietnam as Military Police in 1968-1969.

Kenny Rogers
  Kenny is survived by his wife, Susie Rogers; his daughter, Amy Rogers Witthohn; his step-daughter, Jennifer Rickmond Albert; his step-sons, Jamie Rickmond and Sam Rickmond; his granddaughters, Kailyn and Kristen Whitthohn; his grandson, Seth Witthohn; his step-granddaughter, Maddy Albert; his brother, David (Joy) Rogers; his sister, Linda (Frank) Gootee; his niece, Cathy Rogers; and his nephew, Jeff Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Surry Volunteer Rescue Squad, 11627 Rolfe Hwy., Surry, Va. 23883.

R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is providing services.

Published in Forever Missed on August 15, 2020.
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August 17, 2020 

May God bless and comfort Kenny's family with loving memories. I have good memories of him back as far as elementary school. Kenny was such a cute kid and so nice. It sounds like he never changed.

~ Judy Allen

August 18, 2020 

Haven’t seen Kenny since '66, but we were good friends, lived a block from one another, and went to Walter Reed ES and HS together. I remember his brother, sister, and parents as a wonderful, kind family. I am sorry we have lost Kenny, and I send my sincere condolences to his family.

~ Michael Spivey

August 24, 2020   

My deepest sympathy to all of the Rogers family. Like many others, I haven't seen Kenny since high school that I can remember. I do remember him as having a GREAT BIG smile on his face most of the time, like he just did something he wasn't supposed to and got away with it! He seemed to love life very much. We served in Vietnam during the same time period, so I thank his family for their sacrifice during that time period as well. I pray God will show you His way to peace, joy and understanding as you go through this time of grieving. May God Bless you always.
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Kenny's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Onward Christian Soldiers

Words by Sabine Baring Gould in Church Times, 1865

Music (St. Gertrude) by Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871

Onward Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banner go!

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's foundation quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and Honor,
Unto Christ the King;
This thro' countless ages
Men and angels sing.

"Onward Christian Soldiers" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/16/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Second Image of Kenny captured by my daughter, Adrienne Harty, of CA - 09/15/20
Thanks, Adrienne!

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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