Published 11:21 am Saturday, June 12, 2021

Randy Wilburn Rogers, 68, passed away on Friday, June 11. He was the only son and youngest child of Doris Katherine Massey Rogers and the late Jesse Wilburn Rogers.

Funeral services for Randy will be held on Wednesday, June 16, at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Steve Defee, Brother Keith Price, and Brother Jerry Trotter officiating.

Burial will follow at Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Dunklin Funeral Home.

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The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, June 15 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of cut flowers, the family would like to request potted plants be sent.

His sister Lillian Rogers Hermeling Bailey; niece Kimberly Dawn Hermeling; brother-in-law RD Owens, sister-in-law Marilyn Jinright; great-nephew Dustin Sasser; father-in-law Ray McDaniel, brother-in-law, Jimmy McDaniel preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his wife, Beth McDaniel Rogers, and his children: Brandi Rogers Smith (James), Brandon Rogers, Jennifer Rogers (Darryl Holden), Mary Beth Mote, Will Mote (Zully), Joey Mote (Kaitlyn), grandchildren: Hunter Harrington, Layney Smith, Talan Smith, Dyllan Hulion (Ashley); Chloe Corley; Devyn Rogers and Garrett Bailey; Nevaeh Rogers, Reid Owen, Esme Mote; Zafy Mote, John Thomas Mote, great-grandchildren: Adam Hulion, Sophia Slaughter, Brantley Hulion, mother-in-law: June Green McDaniel, siblings: Linda Rogers Owens; Dianne Rogers Coggins (David); Joanne Rogers Peak (Jerry); brother-in-law, Lee McDaniel (Rhonda), a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Randy taught adult Sunday School classes at Rutledge Second Baptist Church and Luverne First Assembly for many years. One of his favorite Bible books to teach was Revelation.  He also served in several other capacities in whatever church he attended.

In 2018, he received his chaplain’s certification from Biker Bible Institute and he was a founding member of Three in One Motorcycle Ministry; he and Beth operated Living Water Coffee House in Luverne, where they held Bible studies and church services every week.

Randy always liked to point out the US and world maps on the wall at the shop; they both featured pins where folks passing through Luverne would stop for a cup of coffee and a visit, and they always invited them to add a pin to their hometown.

They had a ministry to the “invisible people” – those that most people overlook.  He always said he had a “talk to me” face, and people shared their life stories with him because he was a good listener.

Randy loved riding his motorcycle and studying the Bible. 

In addition to this, Randy loved playing jokes on people at unexpected moments. Randy was a people person, and his infectious smile drew folks to him every day.

His main goal was to point people to Jesus.