Billy Paul Rogers passed from this life on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the age of 78 after a long battle with lung disease and leukemia. He was born on July 28, 1940 in Conway to the late Lyda (Bittick)Rogers and Stacy Rogers.
Billy Paul lived life to the fullest enjoying every minute. He was a hard worker and spent most of his adult life as a mechanic in Damascus. Over the years Billy had many hobbies to occupy his time. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, drag racing, rodeoing, 4-wheeling, vacationing to Colorado, woodworking, but his favorite past time was coon hunting. He took this sport seriously and proved he was the best by winning the UKC State Championship in 1986 and the PKC National Championship in 1992. He was a natural at training dogs and many hunters sought advice and guidance from him. Bill was a great storyteller and enjoyed meeting with friends at Snappy’s for morning coffee.
Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patsy (Edwards) Rogers, daughter Christy Turner (Jesse), son Lance Paul Rogers of Fayetteville and grandson Jedidiah Colton Turner of Bee Branch. Billy is also survived by his brothers Glen Dale Rogers (Charlotte) of Damascus and Jerry Wayne Rogers (Suzanne) of Conway, and a host of dear family and friends.
There will be a celebration of Billy Paul Rogers’ life 6 p.m. Thursday evening, April 25 at Rabbit Ridge Farms event center, 484 Rabbit Ridge Road, Bee Branch.