Joseph E. Rogers

Jan 29, 2013

Devoted Minister

WAYNESVILLE — The Rev. Joseph E. “Joe” Rogers,  73, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence.

A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Roy Milburn and Annie Cloer Rogers.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tereisa Marlene Rogers, who died in 2004.  He had pastored several churches in the area and was a member of Balsam Ridge Baptist Church.  Joe enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by two sons, Randy and Danny Joe Rogers, both of Waynesville; two brothers, Jhue Britton Rogers, of Waynesville, and Billy Rogers, of Cashiers; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Putnam officiating.  Burial will follow at Rocky Branch Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.