Ken Rogers, EVP and Co-Owner of Ideal Electric Supply, Passes Away

The Executive Vice President and co-owner of Ideal Electric Supply Corporation, Ken Rogers, passed away on February 7, 2020.

Please see his obituary below:

Ken Rogers


September 12, 1940 – February 7, 2020

On February 7, 2020, the beloved husband of Cora Williams and father of Todd and Angela Rogers, passed away peacefully after a very full and exciting life. Cora and Ken were lovebirds who enjoyed a long and loving relationship of over 35 years. Ken was born in Decatur, Alabama and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. He was one of 7 children, the Honorable Frank Howard White, Rev. Clifford Matthews, Lt. Col. Ralph L. White, Jean Miller, Julia Ann Lacey and Edmond White. Ken had a stellar career. He held several executive positions in Corporate America, both domestically and abroad, the U.S. Army, various high-level Government appointments and in recent years served as Executive Vice President and co-owner of the Ideal Electric Supply Corporation, a vocation that he shared with his loving wife Cora. He is survived by three siblings, two children, two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was a long time Virginia resident, an avid golfer, extensive traveler and an all-around renaissance man. He graduated with high academic honors from Florida A&M in 1962, where he was the saxophone section leader in the world-renowned Marching 100 Rattlers. Ken was blessed with an extraordinary life, opportunities, experiences and a loving family and scores of friends who will miss him dearly.

A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Service will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 a.m. with Visitation at 9 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I (Eye) Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. Burial to follow at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Bladensburg, Md.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to: Ideal Companies Scholarship Fund, c/o Ideal Electric Companies, 3515 V Street, Northeast, Washington, DC 20018.

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Discussion (4 comments)

    Jeanette February 13, 2020 / 1:04 pm

    Dear Cora
    John and I are so very sorry. Our hearts, prayers and love are with you.
    We will cherish every memory.
    Our love, John and Jeanette Strainic

    Becky Carron February 13, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    Cora, my heart breaks upon receiving the news of your dear sweet Ken’s passing. I hope you are okay. I love both of you so much.

    Barbara lang February 13, 2020 / 8:21 pm

    Cora, so very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and family. Sincerely,
    Barbara Lang, Lang Strategies, LLC

    Austin B.Woods February 13, 2020 / 10:56 pm

    Dear Cora
    Please accept my sincere condolence on the passing of Ken.
    My memories of our many outings with you both will forever be cherished.
    May God give you the strength during this difficult time.
    Yours as always Austin.

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