Family and friends celebrate Chad Rogers’ life

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PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. - A "homegoing" service was held for the late Chad Rogers on Friday night. Rogers’ is the Liberty jogger who went missing last week and was found a week ago on Friday

Friends and well-wishers gathered at Shoal Creek Community Church to say their goodbyes to Rogers. Dozens of loved ones are gathered at the service themed: “Chad is Home”

Folks remembered Rogers as a loving stay-at-home father and an avid runner.

Police don't suspect foul play, but they're waiting for the Jackson County Medical Examiner to receive final autopsy results so they can positively identify what killed him

On Friday night, folks weren’t focusing on the details of his death, they celebrated his life.

"Chad was a supernova he was a bright shining star in this galaxy we call life. Then something happened. But instead of fading away he burst open and now he's brighter and more beautiful than he ever was before,” Keith Townsend, Rogers’ friend, said.

Rogers leaves behind a wife, and a one-year-old son. A fund has been set up for Rogers’ family at U.S. Bank in Liberty located at 1909 W. Kansas Street.

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