|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1915|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 2008|
Uncle G. D. was born to Nathan and Katie Vickers Rodgers who preceeded him in death and are buried at Davidson, Till;man County, Oklahoma.
He spent most of his childhood around Sherman, Texas before moving to Davidson,Tillman County, Oklahoma.
There he met and married the love of his life; Willie Eunice Seely on March 25, 1941 in Frederick,Tillman County, Oklahoma.
He went home on their 67th Wedding Anniversary.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice of Hull, Illinois. Sons; Martin Grover Rodgers of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Gene Rodgers of Mendon, Illinois and Dean Rodgers of Ursa, Illinois. Daughter Jan Kenady Paul of Hull, Illinois.
Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Uncle G. D. was preceeded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Also a daughter, Mary Darlene Lawson, daughter-in-law, Nancy Rodgers and 3 grandsons, Paul David Kenady, Andrew Peter and Matthew Peter.
Uncle G. D. was a WWII Army Veteran having entered the service on September 8, 1942 to go to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and then on to Camp Roberts, California for six weeks training in the Infantry. He then went to Hammer Field, California with the 850th Engineers. He sailed from Camp Shanks, New York aboard the USS Mariposa and landed at South Hampton, England. On June 14,1944 he landed on Omaha Beach for the Normandy, France Invasion. He served with the 850th Engineers throught France, Germany, Luxenburg, Belgium and Italy. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Soldiers Medal, E.A.M.E. ribbon with four battle stars. He was discharged at Camp Chaffee, AK on October 12, 1945 with a rating of Corporal.
On November 11, 1997 he was awarded the "Jubilee of Liberty" medal from the government of France in a ceremony in Springfield, Illinois.
He was a construction worker for S. W. Hardwick and Hardwick Brothers Of Beardstown from 1945 until he retired in 1987.
Uncle G. D. was a member of the American Legion Post 222 Of Barry, Il., and V.F.W.. He was caretaker of Akers Chapel Cemetery and was responsible for placing military flags on each veteran's garave during Memorial Day weekend.
He thoroughly enjoyed all his family and gardening and sharing his fruits and vegetables.
Akers Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Wanda Edwards Pierce
Record added: Jan 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46416437
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