Ronald Hugh Rogers

May 30, 1951 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 66)

Mr. Ronald Hugh Rogers age 66 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning May 28, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.  He was born May 30, 1951 in Livingston to his parents, the late Hugh and Ailene McAlpin Rogers.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mildred Palk.  Mr. Rogers was the Assistant UT Extension Agent having worked for 30 years starting in Clay County, TN in 1979 and then moved to DeKalb County in 1986 and worked until his retirement in 2009.  Ron had a love for children and youth and worked with 4-H kids, Master Gardener Program, 4-H Congress, 4-H Chicken and Sheep Program, Regional and State competitions and various judging, worked 4-H camp each year, he was a member of the 911 board  He enjoyed seeing kids excel and succeed.  Mr. Rogers appreciated his great friendship and longtime working relationship with Steve Officer and the people of DeKalb County.  Ron loved his cats and gardening.  Ron was a faithful member of the Smithville Church of Christ having attended faithfully until his health kept him from being able to go.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda M. Rogers of Smithville; special cousin, Johnny Cole and Family of Rockwood; sisters-in-law, Louise (Leonard) Copeland and Family of Cookeville and Mrs. Lisa Medley and Family of Cookeville; brother-in-law, Larry (June) Harvey and Family of Allons, TN; special friends, John Bassinger, Steve Officer, Dale & Pam Ball, Wallace & Carolyn Caldwell and Brenda Shuttleworth and many other special friends, cousins and family members.  Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Thursday, May 31, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and John Bassinger, Sarah Ferrell and Heather Pinegar Young will share thoughts and memories of Mr. Rogers and burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Livingston.  Ron's request was for donations to be made to either the DeKalb County 4-H, DeKalb Animal Coalition, Smithville Church of Christ or Northside Church of Christ, in his memory.  Mrs. Linda had asked that no flowers be sent and that no food be brought.  Visitation will be on Wednesday 3:PM until 7:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM.  Linda would love to express her appreciation to Clint Hall, the nurses and staff of NHC HealthCare for the care and compassion shown to Ron during the last 3 1/2 years, to U-Carts, DeKalb Ambulance Service, Dr. Wall and Dr. Dingle, St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital and ER nurses and staff.  There are no words to say how grateful and thankful she is to each and everyone of you.  May God richly bless you for your dedication and service that you have provided to Ronnie. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  

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