Mr. Phillip G. Rogers

  • Born: August 16, 1937
  • Died: September 22, 2021
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Mr. Phillip G. Rogers, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

Mr. Rogers was born August 16, 1937, in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Henry P. Rogers and Oina Suiter Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra J. Outland, and two brothers, Jerry Rogers and Danny Rogers.

Mr. Rogers retired in 1995 from Prudential Financial Services after 31 years of service. He was a Minister, ordained in the Upper Room in Jerusalem and was baptized in the Jordan River. Phillip preached, taught Sunday school, was an elder of the 7th Day Adventist Church, and a deacon at the Assembly of God. He ministered to the local Hispanic community, people in jail and prison, and distributed gospel literature, his personal ministry for over 50 years. Phillip founded Share the Hope, a ministry to Eastern Kentucky and Chelyabinsk, Russia. A Kentucky Colonel, Phillip was a member of the Gideons International, the Community Emergency Response Team, and the Calloway County Concerned Citizens, and was awarded the Senate Citation Award for Humanitarian Aid Work.

Loving the outdoors, gardening, planting flowers, feeding birds and wildlife while he loved his home and family, Phillip was devoted to God and looked forward to Jesus coming back. Pastor Rogers wanted to lead everyone in his path to salvation. Phillip helped people in need and was a peacemaker.

Survivors include his wife, Sally M. Lovett Rogers of Murray, one daughter, Cindy Crass and husband Joe, two sons; Phillip Lynn Rogers and wife Robbie, and Wade Rogers and wife Molly, all of Murray; grandchildren, April Crass, Kris Crass, Tim Rogers, Becky Trimble, Henry Rogers and Livi Rogers. Twelve great grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Pastor Mike Burks, Rev. Aaron Dowdy, and Pastor Eric Kelleher will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Henry Rogers, Tim Rogers, Christian Clere, Matthew Rogers, Bobby Peery, Bobby Dietz and Dan Rogers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kristopher Crass, Lance Burkeen, Joe Crass, Jerry Lovett, Ethan Rogers, Brian Futrell, Austin Tucker, Canon Clere, Steve Bell, Bruce Ottway, Kenny Rogers, and Dylan Vance. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service on Monday, September 27, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

For the convenience of those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live on the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services Facebook page.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the, Gideons International, Murray Gideons, P.O. Box 931, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to Sally, Lynn, Cindy, and Wade. We attended church together. Phillip was an honorable man and will be missed. Gayle King

Posted by Gayle King - Murray, KY - Friend   September 27, 2021

On behalf of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Order offers its deepest condolences and is proud of a life well lived by Colonel Rogers.

Posted by Sherry Crose, Executive Director, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels    September 27, 2021

You will be so very missed. I have loved you all my life, always will have sweet memories of you. To all the family, you are loved and I will pray for peace and comfort. All my love.

Posted by Charlotte Clark - Jackson, MI - Family   September 26, 2021

My dear cousin, Beautiful picture of a beautiful man. Everyone loved you Phillip from your Jackson Michigan family.

Posted by Marsha Suiter Hanson - Jackson, MI - Family   September 26, 2021

Mr Phillip Rogers is one of the greatest men I have ever known. He will b missed so badly. Luv ur niece

Posted by Linda Davis - Alpine, TN - Family   September 26, 2021

Phillip was a godly man. Phillip & Sally were my second parents. Cindy and I have been best friends for 50 years. They were our youth leaders at Bethel Methodist Church, they helped guide all us to the right path as teenagers. I will never forget their love and guidance while growing up. As an adult their endearing love and friendship. For Sally, Cindy, Lynn, Wade and all the family, may God wrap you all in his arms and give you peace.
Teresa Camfield

Posted by Teresa Lynn Camfield - Louisville, KY - Family Friend   September 26, 2021

We are so saddened by this loss. What a wonderful man of God! We plan to attend this service remotely. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Dennis & Dorothy Altrogge - Crawfordville, FL - Friend   September 26, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to Sally, Lynn, Cindy, and Wade and their dear families. Cindy and I attended school together from 4th grade on. Wade, Molly and I, as with all the family on occasion, attended the same church. Philip, Sally and the whole family are good people. God bless them all and Philip will be missed.

Posted by Douglas Holt - Murray, KY - Friend   September 25, 2021

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