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Will "Gramps" Rodgers Obituary
Will "Gramps" Rodgers, 86, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Alamogordo. He was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Saint Maurice, La., to Clifton and Myrtie (Brownfield) Rodgers.
He served during World War II in the Army, and retired from civil service at Holloman Air Force Base where he was a plumber.
Will was an active member of Corinth Baptist Church and the Men's Laymen Group until his health failed. He was an avid fisherman and loved to play dominoes. Will always had a good story to tell and shared them freely with everyone. He was a kind and gentle man who truly loved the Lord. Although he became thin and frail, he gave us all courage and hope to carry on and reminded us daily how precious life is.
His strong sense of independence and strength will forever be with us. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
The family would like to especially thank Amber Trotta, Cindi Gaines and Diane Jones, his devoted nurse, for all the love and care they showed Gramps while caring for him.
He leaves behind his loving daughter Helen Burton and husband, David, of Alamogordo; devoted daughter-in-law Cynthia Rodgers, of Lubbock, Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Will was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nola B. Rodgers; sons Luia and Lesley Rodgers; and his daughter Loretta Goldsmith.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Corinth Baptist Church in Alamogordo with Pastor Forney officiating.
Pallbearers include James Coulter Sr., Kevin Holly, Jerome Holly, Wilbert Harwell, Leman Taylor and Greg Taylor.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The Rodgers family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 23 to Oct. 23, 2010
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