OBITUARY: Charles Rogers, 55

OBITUARY: Charles Rogers, 55
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August 1, 2018. DEEP GAP, NC – Charles William Rogers, 55, slipped into the hands of our Heavenly Father on Monday, July 30, 2018.

A native of Haywood County, Charles was the son of Bill Jack and the late Regina Ferguson Rogers. Charles was a loyal and loving husband, a supportive son, brother, uncle, a rock-solid nephew, cousin and the best friend a person could have. His large stature was rivaled only by his even larger heart. He was a well-respected face to many and a long-time member of the Deep Gap Ruritan Club and was head grill master at their annual reverse raffles. General Manager of Appalachian Energy in Boone, he also was a member of the NC LP Gas Association PERF Committee. Charles owned WAVE Construction and was a licensed general contractor and electrician.

Charles had a way of connecting with people and was forever willing to donate his time and talents for the greater good or a worthy cause—especially for a friend in need. He was kind, genuine and fair. To have known him was to appreciate and respect him. Fly high and rest easy our friend! Our hearts will miss you until we meet again.

In addition to his father, Charles is survived by his wife, Billie Smith Rogers; sisters, Margaret Ann Rogers and her husband, David, of Waynesville and Martha Kay Winfrey and her husband, Eric, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; and his nieces and nephews of which he was most proud, Brian, Sarah, and Maggie Rogers, Rachael, Lauren and Erica Winfrey, and Emily, Ben and Joey Boykin.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 prior to services at Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church, 1128 Max Patch Road, Clyde, NC. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Keith Turman will officiate. Burial will follow at Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Charles Rogers Scholarship Fund, c/o Deep Gap Ruritan Club, 409 Monte Verde Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618.

The care of Charles has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial
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About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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