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07/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Phil Rodgers

Philip Lee Rodgers, Sr.
(21 May 1923 - 17 July 2009)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1941

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,     

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning.     Phil Rodgers, Class of @ 1941, passed away in Newport News on Friday, July 17, 2009 at the age of 86.

From the Daily Press - 07/18/09:


Philip Lee Rodgers, Sr.



NEWPORT NEWS - Philip Lee Rodgers Sr., 86, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009.

He was born May 21, 1923, in Newport News, Va. He attended Newport News High School and graduated from the Shipyard Apprentice School.

Phil served in the 42nd Infantry during WWII. When he returned home, he married Joy Smith, of Hampton, and began working for the Newport News Shipyard. He retired after 41 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed working on cars, boating on the James River and painting, but his real love was his home and family. Phil will be remembered for his sense of humor, his unique way of looking at life and his kindness to strangers and friends. He was a great father and husband and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Phil is survived by his wife, Joy; children, Marilyn (Larry) Rostron, Philip (Brenda) Rodgers Jr., and Terry (Beth) Rodgers; grandchildren, Jessica, Parker and Sam.

Viewing will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Friends and relatives are invited to 29 Mammoth Oak, Newport News, after the service to celebrate Phil's life.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in the Daily Press from 7/18/2009 - 7/19/2009.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stewart and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

~ Nancy Rodgers, Newport News, Virginia

Saturday, July 18, 2009

What a great guy and story teller. I loved it when he called me Sis. Joy, you Phil and Junie and I had many great times with Phil chauffering us around the country. He'll be greatly missed. My love, Virginia



  Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Rodgers family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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