J.B. Rogers

March 17, 1932 - May 20, 2011

03/17/1932 - 05/20/2011

Past Services

Tuesday May 24, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Wednesday May 25, 2011
1:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions

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.

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8 years ago


Alton Connor
8 years ago

June, My heartfelt thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family in the Homegoing of JB. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless, comfort and strengthen each of you in the days ahead. Alton

Marion & Jeff Parks
8 years ago

My father, James Davidson, and JB were good friends in high school. They remained good friends all through the years. Both men would share stories with me regarding their adventures. Each would laugh through tears at the fun they had. When my father died in 2002, JB shared words of comfort and solice. I will always remember his kindness. Jeff and I pray God’s peace for the family of this wonderful man. Jeff & Marion Parks

Jeff & Marion Parks
8 years ago

J.B. and I would set on the back seat at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday nights since there was no services at Mud Creek on Sunday nights. He would tap me on the leg and say, “Jeff what’s going on?” We would talk for a few minutes before service started and I would always ask how my two good friends Steve & Stan were doing. We became close friends and I really am sorry for his passing but I know he’s in a much better place that we can’t even comprehend. What a great place Heaven must be. June, Steve, Stan, Randy and the family, just wanted to let you’all know that Marion and I will be praying for you. May God bless and comfort you and give you peace.

Tim Beeching and family
8 years ago

I have some great childhood memories living across the street from the Rogers’. Norman and family are in my thoughts.

Velda Capps
8 years ago

I will miss the cheerful conversations, and seeing him work on the puzzles. June we are here for you and your family if we can help in any way.

Jim and Darlene Davey
8 years ago

Dear June and family,

Our hearts ache for you at this very sad time for you. God will hold you close and your friends will be with you to take care of you. Please let us. JB has left me with the memory of his kindness to me and an always ready smile. Sincerey, Darlene H. Davey

Charles and Dawn Bayne
8 years ago

Aunt June, Very sorry to hear about JB, what a great Uncle. I sent a donation to the Mud Creek Building Fund.

Love, Dawn and Charles

Kenny & Hope Freeman
8 years ago

Aunt June,

We were so very sorry to hear abount J.B. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

All our love,

Kenny & Hope

Arthur and Brenda
8 years ago

June, Norman and family

We are very sorry for your loss.