Bill Rogers

Hamilton County

William Forrester "Bill" Rogers, 57, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ in his sleep of natural causes early Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.Bill was the youngest of five children of Anne Forrester Rogers and SL Rogers Jr. of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Carolyn Rogers Byrd, also of Chattanooga; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. SL Rogers Sr., of South Pittsburg, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. WB Forrester, of Troy, Tenn.Bill bore a remarkable physical resemblance to his great-great-grandfather, Arch T. White, circuit rider for the Methodist Church in the pioneer days of Tennessee. He was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church of Chattanooga, attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga and briefly attended Vanderbilt University. Bill was an avid proponent and volunteer at the AIM center of Chattanooga. A highly skilled writer and poet, Bill contributed to various publications throughout his life and was a seasonal employee of the U.S. Stove Co.He leaves a rich legacy of writings and poetries to his beloved mother, Anne F. Rogers; brothers, Steve Rogers and Richard Rogers, all of Chattanooga; and sister, Julia W. Rogers, of Hendersonville, Tenn. Bill will be deeply missed by a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins, many distant relatives in several states and former spouse and friend, Margaret Faye Rogers and daughter, Tonya Marie Sherlin, of Soddy-Daisy.The family will gather with friends at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg, TN at 3 p.m. CSTon Thursday, Nov. 15, and will have a Memorial Service following the visitation at 4 p.m.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made the AIM Center, Attn: Bonnie Curry, 472 West M.L. King Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37402.Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.

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