James

James Rogers

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James Clavin Rogers was born October 19, 1947 to Russell and Jane (Maddox) Rogers, he was the second of six children born to this union. James grew up in the Paruna Community and graduated for the Buffalo High School with the class of 1965. James was attending Panhandle State University when he was drafted into the United State Army during the Vietnam War. James served his county from 1966 to 1968 as a Medic Corpsman. While in the service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Air Medal. James received his honorable discharge June 1 1968 as SGT E5. After serving his country James attended Oklahoma Technical Institute where he received a degree in refrigeration. James lived in several cities throughout his life and worked as service manager for several apartment complexes. James made many friends that he stayed in contact with, when he returned to Buffalo. His father Russell passed away in 1992, James moved back to Buffalo to help his mother Jane on the farm, working from 1992 through 2014. In the fall of 2014 James was diagnosed with cancer, which forced him to move to Oklahoma City for treatments. James lived at the treatment center, before he was admitted to the VA Medical Hospital. James was proceeded in death by his parents Russell and Jane Rogers, his oldest sister, Sandra Mahaffey, a nephew Aaron Rogers. James left his earthly home on June 12, 2015 at the VA Medical Hospital.   James is survived by his three sisters, Barbara Pool, Joyce Rogers, and Iris Crowder; brother Don Rogers; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services will be held August 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church Buffalo, OK. Family & friends to visit at the First Baptist Church in the fellowship hall before services from 11:30 to 1:30PM. Military graveside rites by American Legion Post 273. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials as the donor choice.


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