We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Thatcher's Funeral Home, Inc.
Richie Jerome Rogers was born September 28, 1961, to Benny and Corinne Rogers in Eufaula, Oklahoma. He transitioned August 26, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marietta Bassett; and Monzella Bassett; his grandmother, Elizabeth Bassett; and uncles, Clifford Seals; and Charles Martin. He lived in Eufaula, Oklahoma until he moved to Kanas City along with his grandmother in 1996.
Richie was a very mild-mannered person. In spite of his disability, he enjoyed working and meeting people. Richie represented Kansas in the Special Olympics as a basketball player receiving many awards in the early 2000s. He was a die-hard Chiefs and Oklahoma Sooners fan. He liked going bowling, drinking coffee, and walking the neighborhood. You could see him walking from 44th Street and Wood Avenue to the McDonald's on 38th Street!
He joined Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Eufaula, Oklahoma under the leadership of Rev. Samuel Harper. He regularly attended the services and participated in church's activities.
In 2018 Richie moved into a residential facility managed by Lyn Brooks. He was everyone's favorite resident. He helped cleaning, encouraged other residents, and participated in social outings and activities.
His memory will last in the hearts of his Uncle John (Emma); his sisters, Lucinda Rogers; Joyce Dean (Mervin); and his brother, Pleas "Peete" Rogers (Simone); a host of cousins, nieces and nephews from Kansas City, Kansas to Oklahoma.
Richie enjoyed life, loved his family and was eager to help anyone around him.
We will miss you!