Homer Earl Rodgers, 70, resident of 6416 Hwy 25 S., husband of Iilene Marie Forbes Rodgers, died April 1, 2008 at Hospice House in Greenwood.
Born in Greenwood County, March 28, 1938, he was a son of the late Clyde Johnson and Fannie Sue Goff Rodgers. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and Western Carolina College. Mr. Rodgers was a US Navy Veteran and he retired as Safety and Training Manager from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Since his retirement he operated a small family farm.
A member of First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville, Ga., he was also a member of the Elks Lodge #1969, the CLM Hunting Club and the Greenwood Beef Association.
Mr. Rodgers was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are three daughters, Michele Rodgers Wagner and Karen Lynn Rodgers, both of Marietta, GA and Nancy Rodgers of Atlanta, GA; a step-daughter, Tina Woodard of Mobile, AL; a step-son, James McConkey of Cartersville, GA; a sister, Barbara Jean Smith of Greenwood; grandchildren, Steve and Katherine Wagner, Gavin Akers, Josh, Aaron, Jacob and Ansley Woodard, Tiffany and Katie McConkey.
Also surviving is his first wife, Kay A. Boulier.
He was predeceased by his brothers, James E. Rodgers and Charlie A. Rodgers and a sister, Ruth McClain.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 Wednesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Malcolm Woodard officiating.
Private family burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Honorary escort will be Karl Wagner, Steve Wagner, Joseph Akers, James McConkey, Josh Woodard, Aaron Woodard and Jacob Woodard.
The family is at the home on Hwy 25 S and will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:30 to 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Greenwood Cancer Fund, c/o Sara Hartung, PO Box 612, Greenwood, SC 29648.
In February of 2009 a new concept was introduced to Greenwood. Our addition of an "in house" Chapel Crematory became the first and only of its kind in the area. A member of the Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is always in the building and available to serve you 24 hours a day 365 days a year.