John Rodgers Jr.

Born October 5, 1928

John William “Jack” Rodgers, Jr.

CHAPIN – John William “Jack” Rodgers, Jr., 84, passed away peacefully in his home in Chapin, SC on Friday, November 16, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Margie Rodgers of Deerfield Beach, FL. and brother, Robert Rodgers of Stone Mountain, GA. Jack was the loving husband of 61 years to Ingeborg Schwendig Rodgers. He was born on October 5, 1928 in Manhattan, NY. The couple moved to Chapin, SC, 16 years ago. Jack was a member of Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church and a life time member of the United States Army Association. Jack enlisted in the US Army and retired from the National Guard as a LT. Colonel after 35 years; he loved and served his Country. He was a graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY. He worked for Sandoz (now Novatis) in East Hanover, NJ for 35 years. He was active in World Wide Toastmasters and he taught at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ. He was a member of the NRA, AARP and American Radio Relay League. Surviving are his four children, John William “JR” Rodgers III (Cathy) of Chapin, SC, Karen Susan Rodgers Guarino (Keith) of Oak Ridge, NC, David Douglas Rodgers of Charlotte, NC, Deborah Ann Rodgers of Somerset, NJ; grandson, John William “Will” Rodgers IV and Justin Perry “JP” Rodgers of Chapin, SC; sister-in-law, Kathy Rodgers; nephew, Jeremy Rodgers; niece, Meghan Rodgers Patterson of Boca Raton, FL and cousin, Bruce Rodgers of Deerfield Beach, FL. Jack had a love of life, was an avid reader of history and stamp collector. He will be missed by his family and his three feline companions, Ollie, Missy and Kelly. Services will be on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church with burial following at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church Building Fund, 101 E. Boundary, Chapin, SC 29036. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2012

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C Melonas

November 20, 2012

Coach Rodgers,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.
In sympathy,
The Melonas Family

Dr. Jim Minico

November 20, 2012

Offering our sincere condolences at this most difficult time.
Dr. Minico and staff

Karen Howard

November 20, 2012

I am sadden by the loss of Mr.Rodgers i will miss very much.My prayers go out to Mrs.Rodgers and family.

Sid and Melissa Winslow

November 19, 2012

With deepest sympathy for your loss, we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Ralph Hill

November 19, 2012

It is tough to let a dad go. It is good to know of the Father who never lets us go. May God's strength and comfort be felt as you walk through this time. Prayers and love. - Pastor Hill

Leslie Caprino

November 19, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to your family at this time. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

The Staff of Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

November 18, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.