James Larry Rogers

James Larry Rogers

September 28, 1950 - November 29, 2023

James Larry Rogers, 73, of Corbin passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the University of Kentucky AB Chandler Hospital. Born September 28, 1950, in Harlan, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Jim Rogers and Dorothy (Gentry) Rogers of Corbin.

Larry, called Vada by his friends, was a 1968 graduate of Corbin High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in 1972 from Eastern Kentucky University.  He spent most of his working life as a postal clerk and retired from the London Post Office.

Larry enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC.  He had a fondness for walks and never met a stranger.  He would strike up a conversation wherever he went, even to the embarrassment of his children (which brought him great joy).

Larry loved music, preferring jazz and the blues.  Anyone walking into his home would always be greeted with a big smile, a hug, and the sounds of music or a Kentucky Wildcats game.

In addition to his father, Jim, Larry was preceded in death by his son, Chris.

Along with his mother, he leaves behind his son, Chad Rogers and wife Holly; daughter, Tiffany Gilmore and husband Kenny; son, Devin Rogers; daughter, Mikkah Rogers; the mother of his children, Debbie Rogers, four grandchildren: Kylie T. Rogers, Noah Rogers, Keaton Smith, and Ari V Rogers; brother, Gary Rogers; several other family members; and a host of friends that he held dear.

Larry was deeply loved by his friends, family, and his favorite mother-in-law, Nell Dixon.  His absence will leave a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Paula Farmer and Michael Addison officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Tuesday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street Corbin, KY 40701.

1 Comment
  • Sue and Neal Wilcox
    Posted at 10:19h, 02 December Reply

    Veda was one in a million,known since 1957, played together almost daily at south ward, me,Sue,and Joan loved him dearly ( I saw him at krogers recently, we talked for over an hour, all family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers, he is with our Lord….

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