Mr. Aaron Rogers

Aaron André "Mickey" Rogers, 64, departed this life and went to his heavenly home on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at his residence.

Mickey was born in Gate City, VA September 21, 1956. He attended Gate City High School, where he was an outstanding football player and a member of the 1974 State Champion team. After high school, he continued his football career at Virginia Tech. After returning to the area, Mickey worked at Bristol Compressors until his health started to decline.

Mickey was a very loving devoted son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and loyal friend to many. He was a pillar of faith, strength, and courage. Mickey was an avid Alabama Fan…Roll Tide! He also played golf and annually hosted a golf tournament at Cattails Golf Course located at the Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Mickey touched the lives of so many with his captivating smile and his warm and kind nature.

Mickey was preceded in death by his father, George Rogers, and sister, Patricia Pope.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife of 33 years Lena Rogers; mother, Ola Rogers; special aunt, Barbara Johnson; one sister, Carmen Prather; three brothers, Anthony (Marsha) Rogers, Stanley (Ruby) Rogers, and Phillip (Rhonda) Rogers; two children, Fredrick (Tracy) Smith and Antuan (Rhonda) Smith; eight grandchildren, Karie Swanson, Tayla Smith, Jaston Smith, Malika Freeman, Jonah Smith, Jalyn Smith, Jack Smith, and Ronne Smith; two great-grandsons, Uriah Montague and Bentley (Beans) Freeman; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Betsy Pierce; three sisters-in-law, Veronica Camp, Sandra (Paul) Williams, and Veronica (Filo) Martinez; two brothers-in-law, Garfield (Becky) Pierce and Alen (Wanda) Pierce; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 4 pm from Central Baptist Church Kingsport, TN. The family will receive friends from 3 pm- until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Historical Pierce Chapel AME Church Cemetery.

CDC guidelines will be followed and those in attendance will be requested to wear a mask.

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