ANNISTON -- Rodger Charles Self, 61, died Jan. 12, 2009, at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis.
Born Aug. 21, 1947, in the Deventer community of Mississippi County, to the late Charles and Nadine Armer Self Jr., he lived in Mississippi County his entire life. He had been employed for a number of years at Thomason Shell Station in Charleston until its closing and then with the Sutherland Oil Company and Delta Growers Association until his retirement in February 2007. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion.
On Sept. 28, 1970, he married Debra Grissom who survives of the home in Anniston.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Katy and Johnny Layton of Charleston; three sisters, Cheryl Reinbott of Scott City, Joyce Russell of Wyatt and Melissa Triplett of Anniston; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Merry Kapales and Wanda Susan Self.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. David Dowdy, pastor of the St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie, will officiate.
Burial with full military rites provided by the Missouri Military Honors Program will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Adam Essary, Andy Essary, Chris Ling, Richard Carden, John Davis and Bobby Mitchell.