Funeral Services for Mr. Kenneth "Ken" Mitchell Rogers, age 77, of the Greenbrier Community of Hilham will be conducted 4 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Quentin Lee will officiate. Burial to follow in the Aaron Chapel Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Friday evening, August 9, 2019 from 5 until 9 p.m. then on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the Livingston Funeral Home.
Mr. Ken Rogers passed from this life on Wednesday evening, August 7, 2019 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center after a 4 year battle with cancer. He was born in Sugar Creek Community of Jackson County, Tennessee on March 15, 1942 to the late Walter Warren & Mary Emma Murphy Rogers. Ken was a 1962 graduate of Jackson County High, and a member of the Church of Christ. He worked for many years as a Horse Farrier. Ken loved anything to do with horses from riding, breaking, to horseshoeing. Enjoyed elk hunting in Colorado, to deer hunting in Tennessee. Ken lived and breathed Equestrian, where he helped many kids in 4-H and horse shows.
Ken leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Mrs. Thelma Lucille Scott Rogers of the Greenbrier Community; sons, Paul Mitchell Rogers & wife Roxane of Cookeville, TN, and Kenneth Brian Rogers & wife Stacey Mae of Middletown, OH; grandchildren, Casey Rogers of Middletown, OH, and Stephanie Rogers Winnette & husband Russell of McMinnville, TN; great-grandchildren, Morgan Lyn Delape , and Russell "RJ" Winnette, Jr.; sister, Patricia "Pat" Rogers Stephenson of Cartersville, GA.
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his brother, Lynn Morgan Rogers.
Pallbearers to server are Jerry Swan, Casey Rogers, Ralph Chaffin, Mike Copeland, Shane Keith, and Randy Ragland.
Ken was my farrier as long as I had horses in Cookeville - he saw me go through quite a few, and not all of them were worthy of his talent. I bought a three year old gelding he told me about called "Hammer" (because the horse had been hit with a hammer once). I renamed him Trigger (and I still have him). Ken referred my husband to a man who had a horse trailer, and on my birthday that's where my horse trailer came from. And Ken told me how I ought to build my barn, and that's how I built my barn. He told me his son Brian did tile, so Brian did the tile in my house. And Ken told me a lot of other things between trimming a foot and cups of coffee. I've imitated his "There you are" to my friends, and when I had to move, I tried for a year to find a farrier close to as good as Ken was. I found one who's close, but not quite the same. I'm so sorry to hear of his suffering and the family's loss. My prayers are with you. He talked so much about his family all the time - especially Thelma and the time she flew off a horse, and how she and his stallion "had an understanding" at feeding time. It was truly a blessing to know Ken, Paul, Stephanie, and the family. I'm so sorry we don't have Ken with us any more. Keep telling his stories.
Mr.Ken was my Ferrier for 3 or more years when I lived in Cookeville. He was a kind, sweet man. I took a photo of him one day while taking a coffee break. Prayers for your family.
Photo I took of him sitting on his tailgate taking a coffee break.
Thelma, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around all of the family and give you the strength and comfort of knowing Ken isn’t in pain anymore and is at peace to help all of you through this grief and sorrow. Ken will be missed by all that knew him. May God bless all of you and keep you in his care.
We Loved Ken !! He Was Our Real Cowboy !! Peace and comfort to all the family! Love you all Robert and Donna Crabtree
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