Jason Nicholas Rogers, 32, of Champaign, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Provena Covenant Hospital emergency room in Urbana.
Born Aug. 28, 1980, in Hammond, Ind., to Brian and Karen (Uram) Rogers, he married Amanda Williamson on Nov. 27, 2004, in Morris. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Jada and Aiden of Champaign; parents, Brian and Karen Rogers; sister, Kirsten Rogers; and grandmother, Millie Rogers, all of Lansing; mother-in-law, Deb Williamson, brother-in-law, Scott (Karrie) Williamson, grandmother-in-law, Wava Temple, and great-grandmother-in-law, Velma Finck, all of Chillicothe.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Syl Uram and Al Rogers; grandfather-in-law, Dean Temple; and father-in-law, Lonnie Williamson.
He graduated from Thornton-Fractional South High School in Lansing in 1998 and University of Illinois in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Human Factors.
He started his career at U of I as a flight instructor for the college and in 2008 started his career at Flightstar in Savoy as co-captain pilot in the Falcon 10 aircraft. In April 2012 he switched to the Lear Jet 45XR aircraft.
Visitation will be held at Weber Hurd Funeral Home on Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013 5pm - 8pm. A Life Celebration service will be held on Wednesday Feb. 13, 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery. An additional memorial celebration will also be held from 2-4pm Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Flightstar Corporation 7 Airport Road, Savoy, IL 61874.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for the family at South Side Bank in Chillicothe.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com.