He was preceded in death by his father Richard David Rodgers, Sr. on Feb. 7, 2000, his mother Dorothy Mae (Ehlo) Rodgers on Jan, 2, 1992, and his eldest brother Richard David Rodgers, Jr. on Aug, 26, 1982.
He is survived by his wife Zenita Rodgers of Heby, Sweden; son Jo Rodgers and wife Jill (Richards) Rodgers of Durant; son Chris Rodgers of Keller, Texas; daughter Angelika Rodgers of Heby, Sweden; granddaughter Emma Nicole Rodgers of Durant; brother Mike Rodgers of Hendrix, Oklahoma; sister Sherri and husband David Anderson of Durant; sister-in-law Sherry Hudson of Durant; nieces and nephews, Melissa Baggs, Kristen Scoggin, Lindsey Foster, Michelle Jefferson, Michael Rodgers, Jr., Bradley Phelps, Courtney Womble, Nathan Anderson, Heather Qualk; numerous nieces and nephews in Sweden; numerous cousins and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Durant on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at 2 p.m. with James Alan Ehlo officiating. Pallbearers will be Brad Phelps, Nathan Anderson, Jerry Downs, Dan Baskin, Michael Rodgers, Jr., Mark Ehlo, Jo Rodgers and Chris Rodgers. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Durant under the direction of Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home in Durant.
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up at Landmark Bank for Gary’s granddaughter, Emma Rodgers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements