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John Rodgers

Mr. John Richard Rogers, 80, left his earthly home on September 24, 2018 after a courageous 18 year battle with Non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

He was born on November 17, 1937, to the late Frank and Helen Fabian Rogers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Patricia Ross Rogers; and sister, Grace Fristick.

John spent most of his adult life in Mingo Junction, Ohio, and moved to Winston-Salem in 1996. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Sowers Rogers; a son, Jeff Rogers (Connie); a daughter, Vicki Bauer (Jack), all of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great- grandchildren; a sister, Donna Balzano (John) of Mingo Junction, Ohio. Also surviving are his second family, Jeff Long (Wendy) and Amy Hinson (Tommy); two step- grandchildren; and a brother- in-law, Tommy Sowers.

Friends will be received at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Ave., Mingo Junction on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Military burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Mingo Junction, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, 88 Pine Street, Suite 2400, New York, NY, or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Offer condolences at www.wheelerfuneralhomes.com.