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Feb. 20, 1934—Aug. 6, 2015 John Torrey Rogers was born on Feb. 20, 1935, in Nashville, TN, the son of Charlton B. Rogers Jr. and Anita Torrey Rogers. He passed away at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Aug. 6, 2015. John was a retired attorney as well as an entrepreneur, home designer and builder, and lived in Fairfield Glade, TN, for the past 10 years. He enjoyed golf and music and was devoted to his family. Born again in 2003, he became very active in his church. Now he joins Josie, his beloved wife of 40 years who died in 2012. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Chot and Ted. John is survived by his beloved children and step-children, John Jr. (Judy), Jefferson (Mark Cotovsky), Patricia, Murphy, Peter Rappold (Ruth), Judy Taylor (Randy), Robert Rappold (Shirley) and Thomas Rappold; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fairfield Glade, TN, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 114 Stonehenge Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN 38558 or the Davis Phinney Foundation, www.davisphinneyfoundation.org. Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  August 20, 2015
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