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Roger A. Jennings

January 23, 1947 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 71)

Roger A. Jennings, 71, of Fort Wright passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was a retired Auto parts distributor and salesman and member of the First Church of Christ, Burlington. He loved cars and owned a 1965 Corvair Corsa.

Roger was instrumental in integrating Soccer into the northern Kentucky area in the late 1970’s and thru the 80’s. He was a former Soccer Coach at the Covington Latin School and then left to start the Soccer program at Ludlow High School where he was the school’s first soccer coach. He coached High School Select players, Olympic hopefuls and soccer players throughout Northern Kentucky and was inducted into the Northern Kentucky High School Soccer Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ruth Lebrecht Jennings; and a brother, Richard Jennings.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann (Staudenmaier) Jennings; son, Jonathan (Tracy) Jennings of Fort Wright; sister in law, Jean Jennings of Fort Wright; nieces, Darlene Jennings and Terri (Cliff) Brown; and a nephew, Tom (Cathy) Jennings.

Visitation is Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Ludlow. Funeral services to immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harlequin Haven Great Dane Animal Shelter & Rescue, 11567 Ohio Route 774, Bethel, Ohio 45106.

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