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Banister - Cooper Funeral Home
Wednesday November 10th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Wednesday November 10th, 2021

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Sherman Wayne Rogers

Sherman Wayne Rogers, age 59 of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Sherman was born in Hiawassee, Georgia to Mr. Wayne Rogers and Gretchel Sanders Rogers on November 8, 1961. Sherman is preceded in death by his father, Wayne Rogers. He is survived by his mother, Gretchel Rogers; sister, Sharon Rogers Moore; aunts, Ruth Ledford, Reba Denton, Jean Tucker, Mae Owenby, Wanda Rogers, and Beatrice Kimsey; and uncle, Bruce Kimsey. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, friends and his work family.

Sherman was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He worked for Local ISTSE 834 Union Stagehand as a Rigger for over 30 years. His coworkers were as much part of his family as his own blood and he hung out with them often. He lived in the Atlanta area for most of his career but moved back home to Hiawassee in the last few years. Sherman was an avid Rock and Roll music listener and he found himself at karaoke on occasion; singing some of his favorite tunes. He loved to trout fish and then cook it along with hushpuppies for his friends and family to enjoy. He also loved watching his favorite sports teams and working in his garden.

Visitation: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home 11:00am-1:00pm.
Funeral: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home at 1:00pm with Rev. Paul Richards and Rev. Mark Shook officiating
Interment: Pine Grove Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
Pallbearers: David "Hootie" Anthony, Ronnie Vaughn, Rex Coleman, Dan Clement, Tim Dills and Mike Floyd.

Music by Nola Jean Nichols and Rita Bradshaw

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Gretchen and Sharon, I am so sorry to learn of Sherman's passing. Prayers for you both during this terrible time.

Jennifer Wood Marshall Nov 24 2021 11:31 PM

Sherm, we're going to miss your presence in the bucket down here rigging up signs, but now you've reached a much higher place, and we'll always look up to you, brother! RIG and ROCK ON...

Stan Taylor Nov 14 2021 4:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sherman Rogers

Tamara R Miner Nov 14 2021 1:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sherman Rogers

Robert lee Nov 12 2021 5:01 AM

Sharon ,
I never met Sherman ,
The stories you've
told about him lead me to believe we were both alot alike. Sorry to not
have not met him.
He was blessed to have a sister like you.

Ronnie Weintraub Nov 10 2021 2:08 PM

My condolences. I will miss seeing and working with Sherman. Thanks for showing me the ropes when I first started rigging. You will be missed.

David Swanson Nov 10 2021 2:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sherman Rogers

Ronnie Weintraub Nov 10 2021 1:50 PM

Sharon, I'm so very sorry. Hoping the love of family, friends, and the community will bring some comfort and peace to you. Hugs my friend.❤️

Kathy Ensley Nov 10 2021 6:16 AM

Sharon, so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and Gretchel. 🙏💔

Linda & Roy Ledford Nov 10 2021 1:00 AM

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Don Anthony Nov 10 2021 12:16 AM

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