Roy L. Rogers

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Roy L. Rogers, 76, of Greencastle, passed away at his home Friday, April 12, 2013 after a battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 13, 1937 in Greencastle.

He married Patsy E. (Swim) Rogers, and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Rick A. Rogers and very special love, Cheri Phillips, Greencastle; two grandchildren, Collette (Jonathan) Cope, Greencastle, and Matthew J. Rogers, Texas; a great-great grandson, Oliver Cope; four siblings, Norman (Teresa) Rogers, Greencastle, Linda McKenna and June Werner, both of Florida, and Lee Rogers, Greencastle; several cousins, nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Polly (Swim) Sullivan, Reelsville, and Frieda (Swim) Pettit, Greencastle; and a brother-in-law, James (Shirley) Swim, Brazil.

He was preceded in death by his two-year-old son David L. Rogers in 1965; his parents, Arthur and Louise (Higgins) Rogers; a brother, Ralph Rogers Sr; and a sister, Reta Jones.

He was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps.

Roy loved horseback trail riding, camping, attending all kinds of auctions, taking care of his cows and horses, and just taking an afternoon drive on a nice day through the country.

The family would like to thank the women of Horizon Hospice for all their care and compassion and the oncology department of Putnam County Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Dave Neely officiating.

Interment will follow at the Walnut Chapel Cemetery, Belle Union.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the funeral home.

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