Mr. Rodgers was born on Oct. 19, 1926, in Griffin to the late William Preston Rodgers and the late Maude Alice McDonald Rodgers. He was also preceded in death by a brother and four sisters. Mr. Rodgers was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Dundee # 5.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Faye Harden Rodgers of Griffin; son and daughter-in-law, Delton and Diane Rodgers of Milner; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Terry McDaniel of Griffin; grandchildren, Kenneth Rodgers, Karen Frashier and Ivy Gilmore; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Kayla, Kristen, Haley, Sydnee and Gracie; special nephew, Preston Bridges; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Cleo.
Funeral services for Mr. Leon “Sonny” Rodgers will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 18, 2010, in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Pastor Preston Bridges will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Reflections Geriatrics Services, P.O. Box 1320, Griffin, GA 30224, in memory of Mr. Rodgers.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.