Charles Edward Rodgers, age 92, of Gainesville, formerly of Sautee, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Lanier Village Estates.
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Mr. Rodgers was born Nov. 27, 1921, in McComb, Miss., to the late John Alvin Rodgers and Eva Mae Dunn Rodgers. He was a member of Cleveland First Baptist Church. Mr. Rodgers was a retired commander for United States Navy, having served in World War II. He was a naval pilot, flying for air and sea rescue and submarine hunters.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Wylma "Jewel" Rodgers, Gainesville, formerly of Sautee; daughters and sons-in-law, Lea and Jim Perkins, Dawsonville; Mindy and Michael Harrison, Fraser, Colo.; sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Susan Rodgers, Atlanta; Bruce and Kate Rodgers, Sautee; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Turner will officiate. Interment will follow at Yonah View Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2-2:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the funeral service.
Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.com
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Barrett Funeral Home
118 North Brooks Street Cleveland, GA 30528
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on May 23, 2014