Harold Lee Rodgers, 75, a Knightsville resident most of his life, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. He had been a resident of The Waters of Greencastle, a nursing care facility.
Born in Knightsville on Oct. 29, 1928, his parents were Lowell and Lillie Murphy Rodgers. He had attended the former Van Buren High school.
During World War II, he served in an Army infantry regiment.
He was employed at the Lone Star Cement Co. near Greencastle for 40 years and was a quarry foreman when he retired. In May, 1993, he sustained a severe head injury and became an invalid after falling while trimming a tree .
He was a member of the Knightsville United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Greencastle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Delores Green Rodgers, whom he married Nov. 12, 1949, and who died June 12, 1994, and a stillborn son, Michael Ray Rodgers.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Debra C. and Dean Cress, of Knightsville, Karen and Gary Beil of Newburgh, Ind.; a son and his wife, Andy and Cindy Rodgers of Gulf Breeze, Fla; two sisters and their husbands, Betty and Barney Savio of Terre Haute, Arlene and Gene Treash of Knightsville; two brothers, Cliff Rodgers and Ronald Rodgers and his wife, Marlene, all of Knightsville; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Peggy and Bob Parksey of Brazil, Darlene and Jack Brown of Knightsville; four grandchildren, Derek Cress and fiancee Angela Lay and daughter, Jordin, of Indianapolis and Devin Cress of Knightsville, Ashley and Lindsey Beil of Newburgh; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Miller Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Paul Mayfield will officiate and burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery with graveside military rites by the Greencastle VFW post.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today.