James Albert Rogers

August 20, 1933 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 87)


James Albert Rogers, 87 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 26, 2020 at his home, following a full and meaningful life.

He was born August 20, 1933 in  Lost Creek, West Virginia.  Jim came to Ohio in 1953 and lived in Lorain before moving to Amherst where he has resided for the last forty-three years. 

He was employed at US Steel in Lorain for thirty-two years before retiring as a Supervisor.  Jim managed the Gallery of Dolls in Elyria for five years along with his wife. He was also employed as a School Bus Driver for Amherst Schools for twelve years.  His hobbies included playing softball and golf. Jim loved traveling the country searching for dolls for the Gallery.   He attended Wellington United Methodist Church.  Jim was a former member and Deacon at Victory Baptist Temple in Elyria where he accepted Jesus as his Savior on March 16, 1968.   

Survivors include his wife of thirty-five years Barbara Irish Rogers (nee: Grose); his daughters Rhonda Talley (Rev. Ron) and Diana Bennett (Roy)  both of Chesterfield, Virginia; his stepdaughter Jill Irish; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Rebekah Rogers; his stepson Jim Irish in 2019; six siblings; and his parents Opha and Iris Rogers (nee: Sandy).

A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst. PUBLIC LIVE STREAMING of the funeral service will be available at on Thursday, by selecting the live stream tab to gain access.  Rebroadcasting of services will be available at The Rev. Ron Talley and Rev. Paul Wilson, will co-officiate.  

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