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Master Sergeant John Rodgers, Jr.

February 18, 1938 — April 27, 2023

Master Sergeant John Rodgers, Jr.

Master Sergeant John Franklin Rodgers, Jr. of Farmington, passed away April 27, 2023, at NHC in Desloge.  He was born in St. Louis, February 18, 1938, to the late John F. and Nellie (Helms) Rodgers, Sr.  Jack attended Bonne Terre schools before entering the United States Air Force. He retired from the Air Force with 21 years’ service; seven in the Pacific and one year in Vietnam.  Jack then retired from the Illinois College System, after 26 years.

He was the caregiver for 13 years of his beloved wife, Dorothy (Halley) Rodgers, until her death, after 41 years of marriage.  Two stepchildren, John Swain and Diana Winch also preceded him in death.

Jack is survived by his sisters, Grace Ann (Warren) Gibson, of Columbia, and Emma Wessel of Farmington; two nephews, Jeff McCorkle and Chris Gibson; niece, Annie Christian; and special great-nieces, Eda and Carol Christian of Delanson, NY; one stepson, James McMillan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.  Jack will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  The visitation will resume, Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 9:00 AM until the service time of 11:00 AM.  Pastor Gene Rauls will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Past Services

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre

313 Benham Street, Bonne Terre, MO 63628

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre

313 Benham Street, Bonne Terre, MO 63628

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

1:30pm - 2:00 am (Central time)

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

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