William O. Rogers was born May 23, 1934 to Will Lyles and Beddie Rogers in Fulton, Mississippi. At the age of 18, he relocated to Richmond, Indiana. He met the beautiful Juanita Jett and they were reunited in Holy Matrimony on June 14, 1954 at the Rose Garden in Richmond.
William was employed by Dana P.C. for 31 years. He also worked for Veven Buick for 15 years.
Will enjoyed attending the Church of God and Saints of Christ. In his leisure, he enjoyed sports; ie: football, basketball games and get togethers. Above all, he loved spending time with family.
Will rode his chariot to glory on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Reid Health in Richmond at the age of 88.
He was preceded in death by his parents Will and Beddie Rogers; son, Timothy Rogers; sisters: Earlene Lyles, Marbelen (John) Rogers, Pallen Lyles, Gladys Rogers, Pearlie Lyles, Nellie Lyles and Willie Lyles; brothers: Luther (Geraldine Lyles) Lyles, Wilbert (Joann) Lyles, W.C. (Flora) Rogers, Robert (Cathren) Lyles, Ezra (Bertha Jane) Rogers and Jimmy Lee (Pam) Rogers.
Will is survived by his loving spouse of 68 years—Juanita Rogers; four children—sons: Anthony Rogers, John Rogers and William (Buffie) Rogers; daughter, Dianna Alston all of Richmond, Indiana. In addition, he had nine grandchildren: Ashley Lyons, Greg, Jasmin, Aaron, Lauren, Devonna (DeeDee), Janell, Darren and Aubrey. Great grandchildren: Aydraian, Ayden and Donalya Rogers as well as #1-Natalya, #2-Victoria, #3-Leyla, #4-Alena and #5-Alivia Smaley of Indianapolis, IN. There are several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Community Family Funeral Home, on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Family and friends may call Thursday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Earlham Cemetery. Send online condolences to the family via the guestbook at www.communityfamilyfh.com