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4925 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

John Ivin Rodgers

July 24, 1954February 11, 2020
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John Ivan Rodgers, 65, passed away February 11, 2020. John loved his family and his grandchildren. He loved riding motorcycles and hanging out with his friends. John also had an interest in watching NCIS, John Wayne movies and wrestling. John was preceded in death by parents John Rodgers and Betty Balcom and his brother Daniel Rodgers. John is survived by four children, Shawnna Rodgers Long (Marvin), Chasity Rodgers, Kristin Tompkins (Jeremy) and John Rodgers, Jr. (Jordan); his soulmate, Brenda Rodgers-Card; ten grandchildren, Shadi Long, Ian McConnell, Jacob Tompkins, Payten Parnell, Jager Suggs, Garrett Tompkins, Bryce Tompkins, Maxeden Rodgers, Anastasia Rodgers and Michael Rodgers; one great-grandchild, Amelia McConnell; five siblings, Louis Rodgers (Liza) of Indianapolis, IN, Teresa Kilpatrick of Murfreesboro, TN, Edith Caviness of Kentucky, Debra Materna (Red) of Millington, TN and William Rodgers (Fran) of Memphis, TN; sister in law, Sandy Rodgers. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 16th from 5-9pm at Family Funeral Care. The funeral service will be Monday, February 17th at 10am at Family Funeral Care with the burial to follow at Memphis Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society, St Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Shawnna Rodgers Long (Marvin), Child
  • Chastity Rodgers, Child
  • Kristin Tompkins (Jeremy), Child
  • John Rodgers, Jr. (Jordan), Child
  • Brenda Rodgers-Card, His Soulmate
  • Shadi Long, Grandchild
  • Ian McConnell, Grandchild
  • Jacob Tompkins, Grandchild
  • Payten Parnell, Grandchild
  • Jager Suggs, Grandchild
  • Garrett Tompkins, Grandchild
  • Bryce Tompkins, Grandchild
  • Maxeden Rodgers, Grandchild
  • Anastasia Rodgers, Grandchild
  • Michael Rodgers, Grandchild
  • Amelia McConnell, Great-grandchild
  • Louis Rodgers (Liza), Sibling
  • Teresa Kilpatrick, Sibling
  • Edith Caviness, Sibling
  • Debra Materna (Red), Sibling
  • William Rodgers (Fran), Sibling
  • Sandy Rodgers, Sister In Law
  • John was preceded in death by parents John Rodgers and Betty Balcom and his brother Daniel Rodgers.
  • DONATIONS

  • The American Cancer Society
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 17, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

Memories

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Yolanda Brown

February 21, 2020

I remember when I came down and spent the summer with the family and watch the girls at there younger ages and in my last day down I got to go out with my aunt and got drunk and my uncle john had to carry me in that was the best time of my life I will always remember uncle john in my thoughts RIP until we meet again

Chasity Rodgers

February 16, 2020

Daddy you are my real life super hero! You’ve always had my back and always loved me no matter what I did or said! You’re my biggest fan/cheerleader! I love you with all my heart and soul! I lost a part me when I lost you! I love you Daddy for always!!! I know you will always cheer me on from up above! Thank you for being you and I thank God everyday for making you my dad!!! These next few days are going to be the hardest days of my life! You are missed so so much but never ever forgotten! You are etched in my soul for life!!! I love love love you Pops!!!

Shadi Long

February 14, 2020

My most favorite memory with my pawpaw was always being on the back of the Harley with him. I remember we were going to Arkansas with uncle David and anyone who knows me knows I fall asleep anywhere; well needless to say I fell asleep on the back of the motorcycle and people were honking telling pawpaw to pull over cause I was leaving off the side sound asleep. Sure enough pawpaw pulled over and strapped me down the back with bungee cords so I wouldn’t fall off. Always going to CK Coffee Shop for pancakes and pawpaw could have his coffee before the ride. You’ll forever hold a special place in my heart, I miss you so much already and save me a seat next to you in the golden gates.

Frances Rodgers

February 14, 2020

While engaged to the baby caboose (Willie), I met Sandy whom said I would never marry again, so I go sit at the table with my brother-in-law( John Ivan) and his ex-wife (Brenda), whom made googly eyes at each other and wonder why they ever divorced and told them they should remarry because you could see the love between the two. That is one of the first memories of John, and I have so many fond memories. I truly love and miss him so much.

William Rodgers

February 14, 2020

My biggest memory of John Ivan was when we got into a fight and fell into the ditch and he cut his ear on ice and then we went home and Daddy whipped his ass for fighting with me, because I was the baby. I have so many memories with John Ivan. I love my brother and will miss him dearly.

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Biography

John Ivan Rodgers, 65, passed away February 11, 2020. John loved his family and his grandchildren. He loved riding motorcycles and hanging out with his friends. John also had an interest in watching NCIS, John Wayne movies and wrestling. John was preceded in death by parents John Rodgers and Betty Balcom and his brother Daniel Rodgers. John is survived by four children, Shawnna Rodgers Long (Marvin), Chasity Rodgers, Kristin Tompkins (Jeremy) and John Rodgers, Jr. (Jordan); his soulmate, Brenda Rodgers-Card; ten grandchildren, Shadi Long, Ian McConnell, Jacob Tompkins, Payten Parnell, Jager Suggs, Garrett Tompkins, Bryce Tompkins, Maxeden Rodgers, Anastasia Rodgers and Michael Rodgers; one great-grandchild, Amelia McConnell; five siblings, Louis Rodgers (Liza) of Indianapolis, IN, Teresa Kilpatrick of Murfreesboro, TN, Edith Caviness of Kentucky, Debra Materna (Red) of Millington, TN and William Rodgers (Fran) of Memphis, TN; sister in law, Sandy Rodgers.
The family will receive friends Sunday, February 16th from 5-9pm at Family Funeral Care. The funeral service will be Monday, February 17th at 10am at Family Funeral Care with the burial to follow at Memphis Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society, St Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of your choice.