Condolence & Memory Journal

May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)

Posted by S R - PA - friend   May 26, 2020


Posted by Alishia - SC   May 19, 2020

Our condolences go out to the family of Pepper Rogers. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Taylor - TN   May 19, 2020

You were an excellent coach to me. You will be missed. My condolences to the family

Posted by Grant Bartholomew - Atwater, CA - friend   May 18, 2020

My condolences to the Rogers family. I lived a block from their home in Lawrence and went to school with the kids. We've lost touch over the years, but I have great memories of their family and Pepper was such an entertaining coach! Thanks for sharing him with us and again, my condolences for such a loss.

Posted by Rick Hird - Friend   May 18, 2020

Rest in peace Coach Rogers, you deserve it. You will be missed tremendously. Thanks for trusting John and me to babysit your beautiful children while at KU. , Also for the bird you gave us. Family stay strong, share his memories and trust God. ♥

Posted by Velma Whitelo - Memphis, TN - friend   May 18, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2020

Condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God give you a calm heart and peace as you cope with your loss.

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2020

RIP Coach Pepper Rodgers! I'm honored that you called me a few years ago. I thank you coming to Memphis to take my Father to University OF Kansas in 1965 to continue higher education and to play football and run track at the college level due to Memphis State not allowing any Afro American on there team in 1965. Thanks for giving my Father a chance to play for you and taking the 1968 Team to the Orange Bowl.

Thanks for my talking Maynard Bird Henry, as a little girl. HENRY could say "Rock Chalk Jayhawk, KU"better than a

Thank for entrusting my parents, your John "Johnnie" Jackson and Velma to babysit your during your time at KU.

Thanks for making your way back to Memphis years later to coach the Memphis Showboats! What a wonderful time that was!

Prayers of peace and comfort to your Family.

Honored to go back to Univ. KANSAS with my dad for his 50th reunion of the 1968 Orange Bowl Team. What a great group of guys you got to coach.

Just like the picture "Once a Jayhawk, ALWAYS a Jayhawk" Rock Chalk JAYHAWKS KU
#orangebowl #Jayhawkforlife #KUALUMNI #kufootball #kurelays

Posted by Valerie Jackson - Memphis, TN - friend   May 18, 2020

May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)

Posted by Janice Hughes - Acquaintance   May 17, 2020

Was a big UCLA fan, when Pepper was coaching there. Also followed his career, during his other coaching tenures. Pepper was a very good football coach, and I've always had the impression that he was a very good man as well.

Rest in Peace, Coach.

Posted by - CA   May 16, 2020

I was a frosh at Kansas University in 1968. Never forget his wonderful season, his wit and panache. God Speed Coach

Posted by Fred Cleaver - Lawrence, KS - acquaintance   May 16, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences to the Rogers Family, May the God of comfort mend your grieving hearts with loving kindness and tenderness as you cope with missing Pepper in your lives. Thank you for Peppers contribution to the Football League

Posted by BRY    May 16, 2020

We became acquainted with Pepper during a football practice at Georgia Tech in the 1970's. He introduced himself to me by saying "mother, your son (who was 12 at the time) has the legs of a running back, bring him back to Tech when he is 18. My son went back to Tech when he was 18, received a Football Scholarship and at 59 years old has fulfilled his dream, of being a Canadian kid from Oakville, Ontario that received a football scholarship and is now Athletic Director of Georgia Tech (Todd Stansbury). Thank you, thank you Pepper, we will never, never forget you! To every other kid, follow your dream . Our deepest sympathy, Marlene and Julio Yustin (parents of Todd Stansbury).

Posted by Marlene and Julio Yustin - Stoney Creek,, ON - friend   May 16, 2020

I claim to be the first quarterback coached by Coach Rogers. Never forgotten his impact on my attitude toward sports. He was the Brown High quarterback who led several Brown players coaching the E. L. Conley Elementary School Tri-Hi-Y(sic) team in 1947. RIP Coach

Posted by Ben Nash - Franklin, LA - student   May 15, 2020

My sincerest condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one, Please except my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Simone Taylor    May 15, 2020

When I was growing up in Lawrence Kansas..Coach Rogers and his family lived on the next block. My favorite memory of him is when he took his walk in the evening past our house on his way to the 13th hole of the country club golf course. The man was like the pied piper..he strolled by..followed by every kid in the neighborhood..15 or 20 of them..including my rotten little brother! He was kind to everyone..much loved in the town..and we all missed him and his wonderful family when they moved away.

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2020

So sad to hear Mr Rogers is no longer with us from a fall. The family has to be strong and trust in God for comfort. I offer my condolences.

Posted by Steele    May 15, 2020

Pepper was our assistant coach at Air Force in 1958. He was Ben Martin's offensive coordinator. The team was undefeated and ranked as high as 6th in country. We all respected and enjoyed playing for Pepper. John Kuenzel, LtCol. USAF (ret.)

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2020


Godspeed Pepper, and thank you for the memories.

Rest Pepper, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Air Force.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   May 15, 2020