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Will Rogers, Sr.

May 7, 1936 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 84)



Will Rogers Sr., 84, of Kinston, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.


Will is survived by his wife Mary of Kinston, 4 children Clara Criste of Deep Run, Will Rogers Jr. and wife Debby of Kinston, Robbin Parker of Macclesfield and Dawn Moore and husband John of Dover, 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Brother and Sisters-In-Law include Lawrence Maready and wife Diane, Timmy Brinson, Bonnie Murphy and husband Donald, Tom Murphy, Chesley Murphy and Leslie Murphy and wife Diana.


In 1970, Will started Kinston Fire Extinguisher Service.  Prior to that, he was a firefighter at Kinston Fire Department.  The highlight of his day was greeting his customers with a new joke or story.  His mission in life was to leave everyone that he met with a smile on their face and a little more happiness in their heart. 


A graveside service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, 985 NC-11, Pink Hill, NC. 



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Graveside Service
December 1, 2020

2:00 PM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Pink Hill

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