The Farmersville Times
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Graveside services for Billy Joe Rodgers, 80, of Denison were held
Jan. 3, 2009, at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman. Dr. Chet Haney officiated.
Mr. Rodgers died Dec. 30, 2008, at Texoma Medical Center.
He was born March 8, 1928, in the Desert community to Myrtle and
Joe Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers grew up on a farm in Farmersville and graduated
from FHS in 1945.
He later worked for Western Electric, Greenville Telephone Company
and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone with 38 years of service.
He was enlisted in the United Stated Army in 1946 and served in the reserves
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Bobbie Rodgers; son Col.
Rick Rodgers and wife Linda of University Place, Wash. and Kim Rodgers
of Denison; brother Bobby Rodgers and wife Addie of Farmersville; sister
Oneta Holt of Saginaw; sister-in-laws Iva Rodgers of Luray, Virginia, and
Virginia Copley of Denison; along with seven grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leslie Earl and
brother-in-laws Burr Holt and Jim Copley.
Services were under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison.