August 30, 1932 - September 10, 2020
Edgar L. Rodgers, age 88, of rural Marion, IL, passed away suddenly at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Heartland Regional Medical Center of Marion. He was born on Tuesday, August 30, 1932, at home out in the country north of Marion, the son of Ezra and Edith J. (Fuller) Rodgers. Edgar answered the call of this nation by serving in the United States Army during the time of the Korean War and after his period of faithful service was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. His working career has always been in construction and roofing. He began at an early age working for Bradley Roofing, Egyptian Roofing and Southern Homes. During the early 1960’s he helped with the construction of the Power Plant at the Lake of Egypt. Then in 1968, he went into business for himself called “Rodgers Roofing” building homes and roofing throughout the area. It wasn’t until the late 1990’s when he finally retired. Edgar was united in marriage to Shannon Gail Herzing in April of 1953, in the Hurricane Baptist Church of Herrin, IL, and together they have shared over 67 years of marriage. He was a lifetime member of both Heyde-Pillow VFW Post No. 1301 and American Legion Post No. 147 both of Marion. He was always working and didn’t have a lot of outside interests, but he did enjoy working on his equipment; tractors, dozers and just about anything else, if it needed it or not. He enjoyed visiting at his son’s business, “Rodgers Automotive”, and with the many people that came in. The many memories that have been created will now be cherished by those he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife, Gail Rodgers of Marion; two sons and daughter-in-law, Randy L. and Robin Rodgers and Danny R. Rodgers all of Marion; two grandchildren, Randall L. Rodgers and Ryan C. Rodgers both of Marion, Daniel Dees of Vancouver WA and Derek Dees and his wife Erin of Herrin, IL; four great grandchildren, Haylie, Rain, and Alyssa Rodgers and Samson Dees; sister, Mary Bloodworth of Marion; two sisters-in-law, Ginger Sexton and husband, Jerry of Herrin, IL and Arlene Ridgeway and husband, Fred of Frederick, CO, other extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ada June Lucker and Nina Baldwin and two brothers, Elmer Rodgers and Phillip J. “Sock” Rodgers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion. The visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th at the funeral home. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Lindsay presiding. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill of Marion. Following the service military honors will be accorded by the members of the Heyde-Pillow V.F.W. Post No. 1301 of Marion, and members of the United States Army Funeral Honors Burial Detail at the cemetery. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to “The Disabled Veterans”. Memorial contributions may be mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial contribution envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR, if you are planning on attending the visitation or service it is REQUIRED you wear a mask and social distance yourself from others. DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR, if you are planning on attending the visitation or service it is REQUIRED you wear a mask and social distance yourself from others. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.
Edgar L. Rodgers, age 88, of rural Marion, IL, passed away suddenly at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Heartland Regional Medical Center of Marion. He was born on Tuesday, August 30, 1932, at home out in the country north of... View Obituary & Service Information
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