AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Odell Rodgers, husband of the late Daisy Mae Key Rodgers, entered into rest peacefully on Thursday, September 17th, 2015, six days after his ninety-fifth birthday. Born in and a lifelong resident of Aiken County, SC, he was a son of the late Allen and Daisy Mae Seigler Rodgers. A World War II Veteran, he honorably and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired as a Maintenance Mechanic from the South Carolina Highway Department. Odell was the second oldest member of Talatha Baptist Church, where he was active for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and loved being on his tractor. In addition to his wife and parents, family members include his sons, James Odell "Jimmy" Rodgers and his wife, Sabina, Charleston, SC, Sammie Michael Rodgers and his wife, Dale, Aiken, SC and Dannie Mack Rodgers and his wife, Debra, Aiken, SC; daughter-in-law, Cindy Rodgers, who is the wife of his son, the late Steve Alan Rodgers, Aiken, SC; brother, Robert Rodgers, Graniteville, SC; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In keeping with his wishes, a graveside service for Odell will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 4 o'clock in the Talatha Baptist Church Cemetery, Aiken, SC, with Pastor Jordan Bird officiating. Pallbearers will be James Taylor, Billy Key, Jimmy Bledsoe, Ricky Heath, Billy Watkins, John Porter, and Freddie Heath. Veterans honors will be rendered by a United States Army Honor Guard. Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories and leave a message of condolence for the family. It has been requested that memorials be made to the Cemetery Fund at Talatha Baptist Church. (www.talathabaptist.org) or to the
. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 2 until the time of service at Talatha Baptist Church, Aiken, SC. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 19, 2015