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Terry E. Rodgers

December 6, 1947 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 73)


Saturday, December 26, 2020, Terry E. Rodgers, 73, peacefully passed from his Whitewater home to his heavenly home.

He was born December 6, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, to Orville J. and Letis M. Morlan Rodgers.  He and Linda Gilder were married November 12, 1967.

Loving survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda Rodgers of Whitewater; two sons, Steve (Clarissa) Rodgers and Darren (Cindy) Rodgers, both of Whitewater; five grandchildren, Cole (Chelsea) Rodgers, Cade Rodgers, Conner Rodgers, Jennifer Moore, and Jameson Moore and fiancé, Melanie Lacey; three great-grandchildren, Hadlee Blake, Iziah Cruz, and Cheyenne Rodgers; two sisters, Carolyn (Steve) Brotherton of Jackson and Patricia (Steve) Applebee of Tennessee; a sister-in-law, Ruth (the late Doug) Rodgers of California; his mother-in-law, Opal Gast of Whitewater; in-laws, Barbara (Mark) Allen of Leopold, Dannie (LaDonna) Gilder of Whitewater, Bonnie Horman of Jackson, Lori Lalumondierre of Cape Girardeau; Lisa (Chuck) Arnold of Jefferson City, Missouri; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Doug Rodgers; and a brother-in-law, Herbie Gilder.

A small gathering of family and friends will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Zion Methodist Cemetery, west of Gordonville.  The Rev. Dan Chaney will officiate a graveside service.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or Crown Hospice.

Arrangements coordinated by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Terry’s personal obituary page at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery
3652 State Highway Z
Gordonville, MO 63701


Alzheimer's Association- St. Louis
9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis MO 63122
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

Crown Hospice
2848 Professional Court, Cape Girardeau MO 63703
Tel: 1-573-335-4800

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