James M. ‘Big Jim’ Rogers

Sunday, January 8, 2017

James M. “Big Jim” Rogers, 55, of Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital in Terre Haute on Jan. 7, 2017 following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 1, 1961, in Marion County, the son of Gerald “Pop” and Frances “Jody” Joanne (Deck) Rogers.

Big Jim graduated from Cloverdale High School. Following high school he began working with the Indiana Department of Correction at Putnamville State Farm. He also worked for Wishard Ambulance in Indianapolis, Star Ambulance in Crawfordsville and Care Ambulance in Indianapolis. He was the owner/operator of P.P.C. Ambulance in Brazil.

He was also a volunteer fireman with Reelsville V.F.D., Posey V.F.D., Honey Creek V.F.D., Brazil Search and Rescue and he served as a volunteer EMT with the Putnamville Park Road Course.

In his free time he enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, camping, building “stuff” and spending time with his grandson Landon.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Arabella Myers, and two brothers, Bill Rogers and Dan Rogers.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years Kathy (McGrew) Rogers of Brazil, son Andrew Michael Rogers of Greencastle, daughter Kathleen Rogers (Tyler Myers) of Brazil; grandson Landon Myers of Brazil; brother Jerry “Cook” Rogers of Worthington, two sisters, Jamie Reese of Gosport and Susan Hebert and husband Bobby of Spencer, as well as many friends and extended family members.

Visitation for Big Jim will be at Lawson–Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Ave., Brazil, from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Services will be at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday.Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.