OBITUARY

Rodger Glyn Commers

February 20, 1956December 29, 2020
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Rodger Glyn Commers, age 64, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Rodger Glyn Commers was born in El Paso, Texas on Monday, February 20, 1956 to the late Juanita Jean (Weaver) and George Commers. He graduated from Permian High School in 1974 and continued to Odessa College studying industrial engine repair and HVAC. He married Sharla Commers on June 28, 1975; they were married for 21 years, divorcing in 1996 but remained close friends. Rodger taught swimming lessons and later worked as a Life Guard for the YMCA for 5 years. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Delta Drilling for 2 years and a security guard for Network Security for 2 years. He worked as a boiler operator, moving up to plant manager for Thermonetics, which became Win-Sam Inc. at the University of the Permian Basin for 42 years. Rodger enjoyed scuba diving, target shooting, hunting, fishing, water skiing, water fun in general, and video games. He worked with the Red Cross for many years teaching water safety, life guarding and first aid. He was also a girl scout for many years, first helping his mom's troops and then assisting with his daughter's troops. Rodger was a member and Deacon at Bethany Christian Church. Rodger Glyn Commers is survived by his children; Christy Commers, Curtis Commers, Colton and wife Loraina Commers; grandchildren; Addison Bryant, Hunter & Tucker Commers; siblings; Richard Commers of Odessa, Texas, Jorgina & Richard Tamplen of Lubbock, Texas; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Rodger is preceded in death by his parents; Juanita Jean (Weaver) and George Commers. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 11, from 6-8pm at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home in Odessa. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January12, at 2pm at Bethany Christian Church with burial immediately following at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you consider making a memorial donation in Rodger Glyn Commers' honor to Bethany Christian Church at 4522 N Everglade, Odessa, Texas, 79762; or MD Anderson Cancer Center at 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas, 77030.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Ethel Jenkins

January 11, 2021

So sorry to hear, my deepest sympathy to you are all the family. So many good memories of visits to Kansas.
My cousin in Texas, remember how excited all the family was when he was born. His folks had been married quite a few years. His mother loved Girl Scouts and the whole family worked in scouting for years.

Connie Walker Tiffany

January 11, 2021

In my mind, Rodger, you will forever be remembered as one of those “cool older kids of Bethany CC.”
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JoAnna Hernandez

January 11, 2021

Jay Haney you said it well. He was a friend and always no matter what Rodger wore a smile. Daniella and I are heartbroken. We sure loved our sweet friend Rodger Commers

Jay Haney

January 11, 2021

Rodger Commers has been part of the UTPB Family for over 40 years, though not an employee of UTPB, Rodger was in charge of the Thermal Plant for Win/Sam Inc. until his retirement a few years ago. Rodger was a master mind on the mechanical system at UTPB. But he was also much more than that, he was a family man with children and grandchildren. He was a man you count on and I’m proud to call him my friend, I, as well as many others will truly miss him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Katie-Mae Calhoun

January 11, 2021

Love you all. My thoughts are with you. He was a wonderful person and I'm grateful to have known him. I always felt loved by him when we were kids. It takes a good guy to wrangle all us kiddo's and treat us like family. I haven't had my dad in a really long time and he took all us "core friends" under his wing and cared about us. That meant a lot to me. I will always remember this about your daddy.
Katie-Mae Calhoun

Brian Burden

January 8, 2021

I was fortunate enough to work with Rodger for nine years. He took the time to get to know me, listened politely to some crazy ideas, and patiently explained how things worked in reality. I really enjoyed my time in the presence of a humble, kind, compassionate, and gifted man with the heart of a servant. Godspeed Rodger!

Jimmy Wilson

January 7, 2021

I knew Rodger 46 years, he was one of my customers at J & J STEEL when he worked for DELTA DRILLING. We both started working for THERMONETICS in
1975. Rodger was always the best person you could work with. He had a good common sense outlook on life and difficult situations.
You always knew that the most important thing in his life was his children and grandchildren.
I will miss him.
Jimmy Wilson
January 7th, 2021

Jim Samis

January 7, 2021

I will always remember Rodger as a very kind and caring person. I worked with him for 40 years and I never heard him criticize another person or get angry with anyone. He was truly liked and respected by everyone that knew him. And he was funny, in a dry understated kind of way. I am grateful that I knew him and could call him a friend. I will surely miss him. Rest in peace, Rodger.

William Streefkerk

January 7, 2021

I will always remember Rodger being quick with a joke and having the greatest attitude even when the chips were down. It was a pleasure working with him and he will be missed by those who knew him. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.

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