James Rogers, 79

James Wallace Rogers, 79, of Safford, Ariz., entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

James was born June 29, 1941, in Miami, Ariz., the son of David and Anna Rogers. He was the third of four children; Charles Rogers, Joanne Watkins and Linda Siltala.

On Oct. 10, 1962, he married Joyce Kaiser.

He is survived by his brother Charles Rogers of Springerville, Ariz.; daughter Sheila O’Neill of Safford, Ariz.; his daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Michael Brown of Safford, Ariz.; grandchildren James Grant Conant Jr. and Keri Liann Eck; and three great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Joy; his son Kelly James Rogers; and both of his sisters.

Jim served in the United States Navy. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and was a truck driver.

He enjoyed the outdoors, where he especially loved hunting and fishing. Jim was also an avid ham radio operator and was an extra, which is the highest level of license obtainable.

At Jim’s request there will be no services conducted. Online condolences may be offered at viningfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.


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