James Alexander Rogers, Jr., 53, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas was escorted by Angels into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on December 23, 2018. Jimmy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to James A. Rogers, Sr. and Charlene Barrett.
He worked in the construction business most of his life. Upon retiring, he moved to Fairfield Bay to live life on the lake. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hosting friends in his home and made all feel welcome. Jimmy had a strong will to survive life’s many obstacles that came his way. He was one of the strongest men known for his survival skills. He made life fun for his many friends and family.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, “Meme” Melvadene Treaster; grandfather, Leon French; his mother, Charlene Barrett; paternal grandparents, Homer A. Rogers, Jr. and Jean Najacht. Cherishing his memory are his son, James A. Rogers III of Sherwood, “Alex” and his daughter in love, Shelby Rogers. His two sisters, Kaylynn Ruffin (Nick), of Mayflower and Sheri Meyer (Ken) of North Little Rock; his father, James A. Rogers, Sr. (Erma) of Little Rock; his special nephews, Chris and Bradley Meyer; very special great nieces, Hadley and Kiersten Meyer; cousin, Sean Averitt and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Arkansas Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 8507 Highway 161, North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72117.
You know I loved you cuz,glad I got to tell you that just about daily! Fly high cuz!
Jimmy Jr. I love and miss you. You are were my favorite nephew:) I know you knew that. Thankful I got to be a part of your life. I cherish my memories.
You were one of the funniest men I knew. Even with all the trials and tribulations you had going you always had a smile on your face and made everyone laugh. Save a spot for me in Heaven. Miss you brother forever.
So sorry for your loss. Jimmy Jr. will be missed. I have not seen him in a long time but will never forget him hunting with us in Crossett. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Love you guys,
I enjoyed our friendship, he made many of us laugh! Prayers to his family.
We have known Jimmy since he was a young boy. He was always a pleasure to be around. he always had a warm smile that said he was glad to see you. Losing a child is the hardest thing that a parent will ever face in life. Jimmy will be missed by all who knew him. God bless him and his family.
James I met you as a rider client with my Where 2? then we became friends I just wish it would have lasted longer. Take Care dude you will be missed.
Jimmy, I was so sorry to hear about Jimmy Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
The staff of Richards Honda Yamaha
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during your loss.
Kay, we are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know what you need
My prayers go out to James family. I didn’t know James for long but it was easy to realize that he was a good person. You find peace with the angels. Your friend and neighbor!
His strength is an inspiration for all that ever met him. Praying for all that loved him. Rest in peace, Jimmy, Jr.
Jimmy was good people, was so glad I got to see him when I was home and went to the lake 2011, there he was standing on the side of the highway and we got to talk for a few minutes. The day he got his Ninja 600, he showed up in the driveway at my house, and the races were on. ***** on his GPZ,,,, racing over the hill on Geyer Springs driving at speeds over 130 miles per hour, Me Jimmy, *****, and Jay Hampson. I remember the night we should have died, but God graced us more time, I got 9 more lives. I was not there the day everyone got arrested for running from the cops across multiple counties, but that was the end of our crazy world. I joined the Army and left town, Jimmy went to work, I only saw Jimmy once after High School, that day on the side of the road, he still had that Jimmy smile we all loved. At least Jay is no longer alone in Heaven,,,,, Bryan Bondurant