Joe Ben ìJ.B.î Rogers, 79, of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord Friday, May 20, 2011 at Carolina village Care Center. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Selman and Alta Rogers. He retired from P.H. Glatfelter after thirty years of service. He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Bly, Suel, Coye, Loren; and one sister, Lura.
Survivors include his loving wife of twenty years, June Kesterson Stepp Rogers; a son, Norman Rogers and his wife Vicky of Dana; three step-sons, Randy Stepp and his wife Tina of Hendersonville, Stanley Stepp and his wife Jane of Hendersonville, Steven Stepp and his wife Jan of Mills river; two sisters, Clara Clark and her husband Carroll of Hendersonville, Sharon Stepp of Hendersonville; six step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Robert Hefner and Harold McKinnish will officiate. A private entombment will follow the service in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Military rites will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post # 77, Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post #5206, and DAV Chapter 14. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Employee Appreciation Fund at Carolina Village, 600 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or Mud Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.