John Rodgers

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 17, 2010

SSG John L. Rodgers (Sarge) departed this earthly life on May 15, 2010 in Hampton Veteran’s Hospital. A 1953 graduate of East Suffolk High School, and a Retired SSG of the U.S. Air Force, he was predeceased by his parents, John and Winnie Horner Rodgers; and two sisters, Margaret L. Foster and Gladys M. Davis. He is survived by his two children, Denise R. Bynum, of Suffolk, and Gregory L. Rodgers (Bonnie), of Clinton, Md.; one sister, Alice V. Harris, of Suffolk; three grandchildren and a host of other relatives.
A funeral of triumph will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at noon at the Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. John E. Jones, officiating. Burial will be in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Denise R. Bynum, at 510 Riddick Circle. Harris Funeral Home has been entrusted with the home going service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sickle Cell Association.
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