Calvin Rodgers
1942 - 2020
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Calvin Bennett

Our beloved Calvin Bennett Rodgers passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020, surrounded by family. Calvin was born on April 16, 1942 in Naples, Texas to Ozie and John Rodgers.
Calvin was a man of many talents who loved the Lord, family and sports. He also loved to laugh and was a quintessential "girl dad" who showed up for not only his daughter, Ashlei, aka "Sparkle" and goddaughter, Vivan, but also for anyone who needed him. He had so much love to give, he later "adopted" other kids including Wendle, Emily and Holly and was known as "Papa Calvin" to their children. He was honestly the greatest dad ever!
He was spiritual, dependable, and extremely hard working. Calvin was an Elder at Westbury Church of Christ for over 20 years and loved working with the youth group and going to church camp every summer.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Jarvis Christian College, an HBCU, where he also met his wife of 54 years, Margie Nell Hudson Rodgers. Calvin retired from ExxonMobile after 30 years of service. His second act and passion was the limousine business which he loved and made lifelong friends.
Calvin is survived by his wife, Margie Rodgers, his daughter Ashlei "Sparkle" Rodgers, goddaughter, Vivian Warren-Askew (Gus), and his siblings, Paul Rodgers (Dolores), Evelyn Williams (Charles), Bonnie Murrell (Alfred), Ellen Johnson (Pete), and Ozie Lee Young. He is also survived by countless nieces and nephews.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a private funeral service at Westbury Church of Christ on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The service will also be streamed live on the Westbury Church of Christ YouTube channel and Facebook page. He was a veteran and will be buried at the Houston National Cemetery.

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
I was in college at the time he was at Jarvis. A very friendly and outgoing person. An honor to have known him and his lovely wife. As a veteran I cannot thank him enough for his service to this country.
Hubert Beverly, USMC
November 21, 2020
Bro. Calvin will be missed he was great with all the kids I really appreciate the role he played in my sons life.
Kaye Allen
November 21, 2020
Brother Calvin was a man after God’s own heart. The Westbury Singles’ Group felt so privileged when he taught our Bible Class and when he just stopped by to “check on us” and then swipe a donut. Just like the entire Westbury family, the Singles’ Class loved Brother Calvin and his whole family.
May the God of all Comfort hold the Rodgers family close and bring you peace.
Sharon Rossum
November 21, 2020
Margie I will keep you in my prayers...i feel your sorrow
Karen Crosby
November 21, 2020
We've known Calvin for thirty five years. He was our neighbor and friend and like our family. He was a kind gentle giant who loved his family especially Ashlei, who was the apple of his eye. We will miss him and feel privileged to have known him. To Margie, Ashlei and the rest of the family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all during this time. God bless you.
Billy & Mamie
November 20, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Trena Howard
November 20, 2020
I worked with Calvin at Merlos for 13 years, he was a great friend and source of counseling when times were tough. All those that knew him loved him and will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.
Bill Norman
November 20, 2020
My Condolences to the family. You are all in my prayers.
Florida Moran
November 19, 2020
Prayers for the Rodgers and Askew Family
Rondia Randle Terry
November 19, 2020
Condolences to the wife & Family of Calvin ....RIP
Elmer, Loretta & Linda Fridia (AVINGER, TX)
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