Edward Earl Rodgers passed away on January 4, 2023 in Tyler, Texas.
Ed was a generous man. He was an example of being a good neighbor is all about.
He was 78 years old and born in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Ed was brought up by his grandparents and was particularly close to his grandfather. He loved working with him as well as fishing and hunting. Ed was the eldest of 5 children. On his father’s side he had 2 brothers. On his mother’s side he had a twin brother and sister, George Michael Richardson and Margaret Ellen Elkins.
Ed and his 3rd wife Brenda met in Tupelo. There were 3 girls: Angela Marie Rodgers McCollum, Victoria Leigh Rodgers Howard, and Teresa Lynn Bogard. Ed says they were all good girls. He owned his own air conditioning business for 35 years. Remember, he liked to work and often worked 7 days a week and sometimes would not charge people. He was in the military, worked in a funeral home, drove an ambulance, and worked in the oil fields. When he retired, they moved to Hawkins to be by his daughter and then to Quitman, where he was a maintenance technician of Pine Villa Apartments.
He is preceded in death by his wife Brenda Rodgers; granddaughter Chelsea McCollum; his mother Birtrean Kimbrell and father Andrew Jackson Rodgers.
He is survived by his children Angie Marie Rodgers McCollum of Mississippi, Victoria Leigh Rodgers Howard of Tennessee, and Teresa Lynn Bogard of Texas; grandchildren Justin McCollum, Haley Cheyenne McCollum, Morgan Howard, Matthew Howard, Mendi Howard, Brenna Bogard and Reece Bogard; and four great grandchildren.
The best thing about being his age was finding his long-lost siblings.