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Date published: 4/9/2013

Wilmer C. Rogers

Wilmer Cecil Rogers, 71, of Orange County went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013, after a valiant fight with cancer.

Born in October 1941, he was a son of the late Della Mae and Wilmer Lee Rogers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Rogers; and a sister, Faye Harvey.

Wilmer grew up in Barboursville. He attended Orange County High School, where he met his wife, Carolyn. He moved to the town of Orange in 1963 and never left.

He was a member of Orange Baptist Church, was active in the Orange Rotary Club, the Jaycees and several masonary groups and was a life member of the Orange County Rescue Squad. He started Rogers Masonry in 1969 and was active in the day-to-day operations until its close in December 2012.

His favorite pastime in the last few years was skeet and trap shooting with his three buddies. He loved the Yankees and U.Va.

Wilmer is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Carolyn; two daughters, Gina Hutchison and husband Mark and Paige Wilkes and husband Chris; one son, Jeff Rogers and wife Sarah; four grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Chase and Ryan Hutchison and Virginia and Emily Wilkes; a brother, Louis Rogers and wife Luvenia; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Orange Baptist Church. Pastor Rick Clore will officiate.

Burial will be in Graham Cemetery.

The family gives a tremendous thank-you to Dr. Claiborne Whitworth at Martha Jefferson Cancer Center and Dr. Rob Pritchett, Dr. Sylvia Hendricks and the wonderful nurses in the Infusion Center and Hospice of the Piedmont for all the loving care they gave Wilmer and his family. Also a special thanks to Stefanie Gulden for helping make his transition to heaven so peaceful.

Memorial contributions may be made to Martha Jefferson Cancer Center at Martha Jefferson Hospital; or Orange Baptist Church, Box 167, Orange Va. 22960.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.