COLUMBUS, Ind. - Jesse Rodgers, 72, died at 7:15 a.m. March 1, 2005, at the Willow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Nov. 6, 1932, in Morley, Mo., son of the late Jesse B. and Willa B. Rodgers, he was a member of the Parkside Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and also served with the Indiana National Guard. He had been employed by Columbus Skateland and retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1987 after 28 years of service. He was also a member of the Edinburgh Masonic Lodge and Edinburgh Street Eliminators Car Club.
On Jan. 2, 1953, he married Sue Mosier, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Allen Rodgers and Ricky Rodgers of Columbus; one daughter, Rhonda Tutton of Greenwood, Ind.; five brothers, Harold Rodgers of Brown County, Frank Rodgers of Conway, Ark., Wayne Rodgers of Florida, Jerry Rodgers of Tupelo, Miss., and Larry Rodgers of Sikeston, Mo.; three sisters, Ruby Taylor of Wiggins, Miss., Fay Fritz of Sikeston and Linda Boykin of Jackson, Miss.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Dean Rodgers and Jim Rodgers; and three sisters, Stella Rodgers, Brenda Rodgers and Della Blaine.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus, where the Edinburgh Masonic Lodge will conduct rites at 7:30 p.m.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Bailey officiating.
The Bartholomew County Veterans' Color Guard will conduct graveside military rites at the Flatrock Baptist Cemetery.