Obituary: Lester Bell Rodgers

Obituary: Lester Bell Rodgers

Obituary: Lester Bell Rodgers

By / Obituaries / الثلاثاء, 01 آذار/مارس 2016 00:00

On February 26, 2016 Lester Bell Rodgers, 85 of Bolivia NC, went to heaven to be with his wife of 43 years, Betty J. Rodgers. 
He was born December 27, 1930 in Kewanee, Illinois to the late Raymond and Ruth Rodgers.
Mr. Rodgers was a retired USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant, with 24 years of service, including a tour in Vietnam. Following his retirement from the USMC he worked at Babcock and Wilcox Navy Nuclear Fuel Division in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mr. Rodgers was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, and the American Racing Pigeon Union, and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include three sons. Kurt B. Rodgers and wife Deanna of Rockford, IL, Phillip S. Hogan and wife Heather of Bedford, VA, and Duane B. Hogan and wife Donna of Castle Hayne, NC; four daughters, Pam Rodgers of Venice, FL, Jan Rodgers of Sheffield, IL, Sue Sratt and husband Steve of Princeton, IL, and Lisie Stephenson and husband Marshall of Carolina Beach, NC; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Pratt Molln, Caleb Rodgers–McMurray, Brandon Kirby, Christina Kirby, Jasara N. Hogan, Kyle Hogan, Lindsay Hogan, Daniel Lucas, and Devin Lucas; three great-grandchildren Kyle Molln, Ash Hogan, and Anna Lee Lucas; and three nieces Barb, Mary, and Kaye. He was preceded in death by a sister Eleanor Hereford.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 4, 2016 in the mausoleum chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Wilmington. The visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral Service in Southport.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC  28401. 
Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com
Peacock –Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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