Layton Rodgers Sr.

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Layton L. Rodgers Sr. of Liberty passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital. He was 81. Born Nov. 18, 1932 in Casey County, he was the son of the late John Webb and Flora Bland Rodgers. He was a machinist and retired U.S. Army veteran, serving his country for 20 years, 3 months and 7 days. He was a member of the Liberty Tabernacle Church. Survivors include two sons, Leslie Rodgers Jr. of Colorado and Michael Rodgers of Liberty; two daughters, Patrecia Young of Lebanon and Bridgett Hill of Utah; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Dennis Rodgers of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four sisters, Retha Drostie of Ridgeland, Miss., Pearl Field of Somerville, Ohio, Sandra Mills of Louisville and Pam Price of Liberty. Layton's extended family include, Jessica (and Chris) Edwards and Mary (and Keith) Brown; a special friend, Karen Noe; and six special grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clayton, Gene, Dean and Jerry Rodgers; and two sisters, Bernetha Haskett and Marilyn Bernard. Funeral services were Feb. 28 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Creech Richardson officiating. Burial was in Whited Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad and the Fort Knox Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Keith Brown, Joey Jones, Chris Edwards, Landon Noe, Kevin Brown and Michael Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers were Ethan Hoskins, Chris Roberts, Justin Rayborn, Kyle Weddle, Harold Cochran, Michael "Sarge" Gibson, Buck Taylor, Jack Sexton, Vitus Emerson, and Carl Passmore. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guestbook online at
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McKinney-Brown Funeral Home - Liberty
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539
(606) 787-6219
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Published in The Casey County News on Mar. 5, 2014
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