Rogers was married to Shirley McDowell Rogers for 37 years until her death in 1995. Together, they raised three grown children, Anthony, Allison and John.
Rogers remarried to Cynthia Doyle Rogers in May 1999.
December 31, 1937, Wayne County Kentucky
Attended Ramsey and Monticello public schools
Graduated Wayne County High School, 1955
B.A., University of Kentucky, 1962
LL.B., University of Kentucky Law School, 1964
Morehead State University
Lincoln Memorial University
Lindsey Wilson College
Coastal Carolina University
Kentucky and North Carolina National Guard, 1957-1964