Joel Rogers Obituary, Death – This has been by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever been expected to hand in for a project. My darling father passed away in a peaceful and unruffled manner on the evening of August 20th, the day of his passing. To simply mention that we are completely devastated would be a very inadequate way of expressing how we feel. He exuded compassion and had a golden heart full of generosity. He possessed unfathomable skill, and even up until the very last moment of his life, he never stopped making an effort to educate himself on new topics. The act of making meals, playing billiards with my mother, and playing the drums in the garage while wearing a bandana and headphones were three of his favorite things to do.
He was a man who was passionate about many things. His wide knowledge never failed to astonish us, which ensured that we were on our toes. There are just not enough words in the English language for me to convey how much I like and cherish my father. I am overjoyed that I never missed an opportunity to let him know how profoundly and enthusiastically I treasured our friendship. This makes me very pleased. He shared a wealth of wisdom with me, particularly in the areas of life and love.
I owe all that I am and everything that I will ever be to him. I say a prayer every day that none of us will ever be able to forget about him. The words that he sent to me in his final text message, which he sent to me while he was in the hospital, are ones that I will never forget. He wrote to me, “Hey, I love you more today than I did yesterday, but not as much as I will tomorrow.” That thing is certain: I will never stop loving you, father; there is no question about that.