Roy E. Rodgers, son of the late John W. and Freeda Powell Rodgers, was born in Essex on April 22, 1948, and died near Wappapello on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at the age of 58.
He had lived in Wappapello most of his life. He was a truck driver and worked for Delta Asphalt in Cape Girardeau. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Wappapello V.F.W. Post 3416 and the Eagles Aerie #4066 in Wappapello. He enjoyed four wheeling, fishing and hunting.
Surviving are two daughters, Tammy Rodgers and Rita Rodgers, both of Advance; two grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis Rodgers of Wappapello and Jimmy Rodgers of Titus, Ala.; three sisters, LaVerne Snider of Wellsville, Rita Corlew of Hemet, Calif., and Ocia Bryant of Wappapello.
Visitation was held after 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico.
Interment followed in the Puxico Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico in charge of all arrangements.