SIKESTON -- Richard D. Rodgers, 60, died Jan. 13, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born May 13, 1952, in Sikeston, son of the late Earl R. Rodgers and Nellie Elizabeth "Betty" (Bizzell) Rodgers Grissom, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, had been employed in the shipping department at Stanley Muffler at East Prairie and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. He was a lifelong resident of Sikeston.
On Jan. 27, 1971, at Canalou, he married Martha Ann Lasters, and she survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Jennifer Anderson of Texas and Sarah and Jack Arington of Sikeston; two brothers, Gary Rodgers and Johnny Rodgers of Sikeston; one sister, Debra Arms of Sikeston; one stepbrother, Michael Grissom of Forrest City, Ark; and three grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Orville Grissom; and one stepbrother, John Grissom.
Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Vester, pastor, officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Pallbearers will be: Kyle Rodgers, Eric Rodgers, Jack Arington, Carl McClain, Loyd Latham and Dan Limbaugh.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Katelyn Cray, Abby Haley and Christian Haley.
Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at blanchardfuneral.com.