CHAMPAIGN – Jason Nicholas Rogers, 32, of Champaign died unexpectedly on Feb 8, 2013, at the Provena Covenant Medical Center E.R. in Urbana.
He was born Aug. 28, 1980, in Hammond, Ind., to Brian and Karen (Uram) Rogers. Jason married Amanda Williamson on Nov. 27, 2004, in Morris.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda; children, Jada and Aiden of Champaign; parents, Brian and Karen Rogers; sister, Kirsten Rogers; Aunt Cynthia Rogers and Grandma Millie Rogers; all of Lansing; mother-in-law, Deb Williamson; brother-in-law, Scott (Karrie) Williamson; and niece, Jessica Williamson; and Grandma-in-law, Wava Temple; and Great-Grandma-in-law, Velma Finck, all of Chillicothe.
Jason was preceded in death by Grandpa Syl Uram, Grandpa Al Rogers, Grandpa-in-law Dean Temple and father-in-law Lonnie Williamson.
He graduated from Thornton-Fractional South High School, Lansing, in 1998 and the University of Illinois in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Human Factors.
Jason started his career at the UI 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 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Weber Hurd Funeral Home, 1107 N. 4th St., Chillicothe. A Life Celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.
An additional memorial celebration will also be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 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.