Garrel Herman Rogers was born the son of Bessie Lorene Rogers on March 7, 1939, in Koshkonong, Missouri, and departed this life April 10, 2018, at his home in Koshkonong, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.
He was united in marriage on July 19, 1962, in Thayer, Missouri, to Jo Kathleen Cochran.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Kathleen Rogers of the home in Koshkonong, Missouri; three sons, Garrel Gene Rogers and wife, Robin of Livingston, Tennessee, Eric Lee Rogers and wife, Elizabeth of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Aaron Dean Rogers and wife, Cristy of Foristell, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Gary Rogers, Karmon Rogers, Nicole Rogers, Sunnie Rogers, Kendal Escue, Joshua Rogers, and Hannah Rogers; four great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Hazel Huizar, Beryl Jones, Earlene Jones, Carolyn Meeker, Donnie Jones and wife, Donna, Ronnie Jones and Dolly Brashears and husband, Jerry; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Rogers; one brother, John Wayne Jones and two sisters, Nilene Ivey and Terry Whisnant.
Garrel proudly served his country in the United States Navy where he was an aircraft mechanic. After his service, he continued as an aircraft maintenance technician working for Air Evac and other businesses in commercial aviation.
He was a jack-of-all-trades and was commonly known as “Mr. Fix It”, repairing all manner of things. He home built an experimental aircraft. He loved reading in his spare time.
Garrell was a faithful member of the Koshkonong Assembly of God Church and will truly be missed by his family, church family, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Charles Cochran officiating.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.
Interment will be in Shiloh Grand Gulf Cemetery near Thayer with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.