Larry Rogers

Larry Earle Rogers

1951 - 2021

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Larry Earle Rogers, 69, died from cancer at Togus Veteran’s Hospital, Augusta, ME, on June 24, 2021. He was the son of the late Earle P. Rogers of Edmunds, ME and Helena Rogers Benziger of Windsor, ME. Larry was born on December 11, 1951 in Machias, ME and attended schools in Edmunds, ME and Wallingford, CT. He married the love of his life, Nancy (Sparks) Rogers on March 17, 1972. Larry is survived by his wife, three daughters and their families: Laura and Jason Sipes, Debbie and David Simmons, Elizabeth Rogers; grandchildren: Justin and Tyler Laughy, Robert, Christian, and Brandon Cooper, Joslyn Willey; and two great-grandchildren: Tristen and Clayton Laughy. He is also survived by his sister, Lydia Jean and husband, Randy Biswell; brother, Allen Rogers; and brother-in-law Alonzo Sparks; two special aunts: Phyllis Miller of Meriden, CT and Shirley Mahar of Palermo, ME and many nieces and nephews, including Robert and Todd Biswell and Eric, Kurt, and Karl Benziger. He was predeceased by his father and grandson Jordan Laughy. Larry joined the US Air Force on May 21, 1970, served in Texas, California, Diego Garcia, Japan, Maine, New York, and retired from Pease Air Force Base, NH on May 31, 1990. He received many medals for outstanding service overseas and in the states. After retiring from the Air Force, he was employed at O’Connor Motors in Augusta. He loved being with his wife and family, enjoyed practical jokes, liked being outdoors, hunting, gardening, digging clams, and working on cars. He was a kind, generous person, always willing to help anyone at anytime. He was a “character”, much loved and sadly missed by all who knew him. Interment will be at the Mt. Vernon Road Veterans’ Cemetery in Augusta on July 15 at 10 am. A Celebration of Life will be held at the South China American Legion Hall, 79 Legion Memorial Dr, on July 11 from 1-3. We wish to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Togus, especially on 3 South and hospice. We appreciate all they did to keep Larry comfortable and also for the caring and comfort given to his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Rte 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105 or an organization of your choice.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Larry
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation of Maine