Longtime Paragould firefighter Kimmy Don Rogers passed away on Sept. 3.
“He was just a super good guy to deal with people on the worst day of their life,” said former Paragould Fire Chief Kevin Lang. “And it didn’t matter whether they were very poor, or very well off – he treated everyone the same.”
Rogers retired as the A-Shift Captain from the fire department on June 30, after 27 and a-half years of service.
Lang said Rogers always went above and beyond. “He was great to deal with people,” Lang concluded.
Rogers was born Aug. 22, 1958 to Albert and Elsie Rogers. He worked at Dr. Pepper Bottling Company and Martin Sprocket and Gear, but also spent many years volunteering at both the Oak Grove Fire Department and with the Greene County Rescue Squad.
Rogers also started and continued his own lawn care and small engine repair business, and fulfilled his dream of becoming a firefighter with the Paragould Fire Department. He married Rose Marie Johnson on Oct. 7, 1977, and was blessed with two children, Brady Rogers and April (Rogers) Newman.
Rogers is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rose; children Brady and Hannah Rogers of Paragould and April and Fred Newman of Huntingdon, Tenn.; his brother, Tim Rogers of Newport and a host of other special relatives and numerous friends.
Rogers was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shelia Faye Rogers; and grandparents Charles and Nora Aden, and Louie and Dellia Rogers.
He was a member of Village Creek Church of Christ in Paragould. Services were held Wednesday at the church.