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Willard Milton Rogers, age 69

Willard Milton Rogers was born on September 15, 1952 in Little Rock to his late parents, Floy Mae and James Dempsey Rogers. He left and went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 02, 2022.

Willard was a diesel mechanic by trade and spent many years working for Ryder Transportation before retiring from Pat Salmon. Willard loved to fish with his best friend and brother-in-law Mike May and the love of his life, Jenny. Willard loved his family and friends and would do anything he could for them.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Willard, his daughter Lina, granddaughter Courtney and siblings Rose Alice, Carolyn and Benny.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jenny, his son Troy (Melissa), his grandchildren, Amanda, Valerie, Hayley (Doug) and Alivia, 6 great grandchildren, brothers, JD and Phil and a host of family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

To view a tribute slide show of Willard, please click the link below.


  • Mattie West Posted February 11, 2022 6:30 PM

    My uncle Willard was a great man, great husband, amazing father and a great friend to many. He loved his family, adored his wife and would give the moon to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. I love you Uncle Willard and will see you again one day.

  • Michael May Posted February 11, 2022 6:39 PM

    Willard was my brother-in-law and best friend. So many good times: fishing, playing cards, horse races, casinos, working together on and off thru the years. Can’t believe you’re really gone. You will be missed.

  • Carolyn May Posted February 11, 2022 6:42 PM

    You were a great friend for many many years. I will still never allow anyone else to call me “Caroldonia” lol. Condolences to the Roger’s family.

  • Amanda Beal Posted February 11, 2022 7:02 PM

    I love U papaw thank u for everything couldn’t have asked for a better papaw

  • Jaime Cox Posted February 11, 2022 7:23 PM

    Willard, this world will not be the same without you. I’ll always remember your humble and gentle spirit.

  • Nancy Ann May Parker Posted February 11, 2022 8:47 PM

    Willard was a good man and will be missed by many. ❤️🙏for his family.

  • Mark Curtis Posted February 12, 2022 3:36 AM

    I love you very much you always made me happy i will miss you very muh

  • Mark Curtis Posted February 12, 2022 3:40 AM

    I love you very much unc you always made things better when i was down in i love jenny too

  • Danny Carlock Posted February 12, 2022 6:12 AM

    I’ll never forget coming to otasco when I was a kid with your aunt Lillie to see you. I wish we could have spent some time together. You were always a good man. Rest in peace cuz.

  • Just Richard Posted February 12, 2022 7:21 PM

    You are missed dearly uncle willard

  • Tim, Jana, & kids Posted February 17, 2022 8:58 AM

    I wish we had more time, you will be missed by us and we will think of you always dad. Sending our love to Jenny and family.

  • Lynda Posted February 17, 2022 9:39 AM

    You are with your baby girl Lina, and baby boy Will.
    I know your heart is filled with peace and joy like you haven’t felt in years.
    When you loved someone you loved them forever.
    Teaching yourself to play guitar by ear.
    Not being afraid to tackle any job, big or small, to repair or assemble without haste.
    Looking back at your life I see many achievements and accomplishments but the biggest of all was giving your heart to God.
    Thank you for allowing me to be in your heart, in your life, in your memories.
    Jenny you have been blessed to have had Willard in your life and will be forever more blessed.
    You will be missed, but your place in Heaven has been waiting for you and you had to go.
    For all that loved Willard just know your love will live inside him forever and will be acknowledged by little things that you will see in life that you mst think insignificant but they are his way of saying. ‘I’m here, with you always’.

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