Paul Vernon Rogister

September 18, 1936 - December 5, 2023

09/18/1936 - 12/05/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday December 09, 2023
2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service - Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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Rev. Dusty Sprouse and Rev. Ron Elkins will be officiating.

Visitation
Saturday December 09, 2023
2:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service - Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Directions
Additional Information:

The family will receive friends at the chapel immediately following the service.

Paul Vernon Rogister, age 87, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Oak City on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Paul was born on September 18, 1936 to Enos and Virginia Rogister in Edgecombe County North Carolina. He attended NC State College Ag School for two years. Paul was drafted into the US Army, stationed in Germany and served as an ambulance driver. After Paul returned home, he married the love of his life, Carol Webb Rogister on January 4, 1964 and to this marriage they had three children. He love the Lord and was member of the Scotland Neck Methodist Church. Paul was a farmer most of his life but had a second career later in life as a plumber with Vernon Rogister Plumbing only retiring in the last few years. He always had a wonderful vegetable garden, loved to spend as much time fishing as he could, but best of all he loved to watch his grandchildren play ball, especially baseball. Whether you knew him as Paul, Mr. Paul, Daddy or Granddaddy, he greeted you with a twinkle in his eyes, a smile and always had time for conversation. He will be deeply missed by those that knew him.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Enos and Virginia Rogister, his wife, Carol Rogister, two brothers, Garnie and James Rogister and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rogister.

He is survived by two daughters, Paula Thomas and her husband Les of Atlantic Beach, Pamela Tutor and her husband Monte of Oak City; a son, Vernon Rogister and his wife Mandy of Greenville; three granddaughters, Cameron Rogister, Hannah Casper, and Jenni Tutor; five grandsons, Zachary Thomas, Lucas Thomas, Joshua Rogister, Adam Rogister, and Jacob Tutor; two brothers, Bill Rogister and his wife Jean, Bobby Rogister and his wife Shelby; three sisters, Annie Godwin and her husband Don, Ellen Raynor and her husband Larry, Linda Davenport and her husband Don; and a sister-in-law Margie Rogister.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel in Scotland Neck. Rev. Dusty Sprouse and Rev. Ron Elkins will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the chapel immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Scotland Neck Methodist Church, PO Box 401, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Rogister family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

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Michael Taylor
4 months ago

I am very sorry for your loss. He was a well respected person in our community. May God bless and comfort you at this time.

Van Smith
4 months ago

Growing up, I spent nearly as much time in his home, as I did my own. In that home, he offered me the same love, support, direction, fun, and teaching that he abundantly gave to his own children. Mr. Paul will be missed, but leaves an undeniable legacy in his children, grandchildren, and all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Rob Turner
4 months ago

The last of my mentors on The River Road.

Frank Belflower
4 months ago

Since I was 9, Paul was a big part of my family’s life. No one was better natured, kind , and patient . The world is a smaller place with his passing.
Paula, Pamela, and Vernon may God be with you and help you find peace.
I have many great memories and will cherish them always.

Linda Roberson
4 months ago

I only knew him as “Mr. Rogister”— because I only knew him as the father of his three children that I taught at Hobgood Academy. He and Mrs Rogister were dearly loved by all who knew them; they were totally devoted to their family, the community, and our school. We always knew that he would support our school in any endeavor.

Perhaps the greatest testimony to his integrity and admirable qualities was the legacy he passed on in his children. All three were exemplary students, respectful, and worthy of their family pride. I will always remember Rogisters fondly with great respect. I send sincere condolances to Paula, Pamela, and Vernon. Your dad was a fine man.

Clayton Johnson
4 months ago

Sorry to hear about your Daddy.