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“Sharon: Thinking about you and the family during this difficult time. Take care. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Frampton Toole - Aiken, SC

“Sharon, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God's love and promise of eternal life provide comfort to...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Pamela Frazier - Aiken, SC

“Ms Suzzanne McQueen and family, know that I am lifting all up in prayer at this difficult time. I adore you as 'my other sister n choir at CBC, and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Johnetta McKinley - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to hear this. Prayers and sympathy to all. It wasn´t that long ago that he was out walking and stopped as he passed the house to say hi and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Mitchum-Ham

“Sharon, words can't describe how sorry I am at this loss. You're in my prayers. As you go through this difficult time, remember that you are so loved...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Keyatta Priester - Aiken, SC

“Sharon your Women United Family extends its heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We know Mr. Rodgers was a great man because he was your...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Stephanie Franklin - Aiken, SC

“I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Growing up as a next door neighbor, I have many fond memories of doing fun things with the entire Rodgers...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gary Murray - Fredericksburg, VA


James "Jim" Alonzo Rodgers, 90, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Gloria Amsler Rodgers entered into eternal rest Thursday, December 31, 2020. His funeral service will be held at the graveside Monday, January 4, 2021 in Live Oak Memorial Gardens at 12:00 PM (Noon). Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy, Charleston, SC 29414.

Jim was born in Port Royal, South Carolina on October 9, 1930, a son of Benjamin Bourne and Ella Cone Morris Rodgers. He graduated from North Charleston High School, Class of 1947, and the Citadel, Class of 1958, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Jim worked for an Electrical Construction Company out of New York City for eleven years, which required living at different construction sites east of the Mississippi River. He returned to Charleston with his family and went to work for the Charleston Naval Shipyard in the Design Division. He retired in 1993. Jim honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Bairoko (CVE-115) during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of Carolina Lodge #375 A.F.M. Free Masons; belonged to the Lions International and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 5280, Lonaconing, MD; The Tall Cedars Of Lebanon, Cumberland, MD; Junior Chamber of Commerce, Zachary, LA; President of C.E. Williams Middle School PTA and was a member of the South Carolina State PTA Board as the State Legislation Chairman. He also was a member of the Charleston Baptist Church, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Number 776, the National Rifle Association, The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Secessions Camp 4 and a life member of the Association of Citadel Men.

He is survived by his spouse of 65 years, Gloria Rodgers of Charleston, SC, daughter, Sharon Rodgers of Aiken, SC, daughter, Brenda Espey (Stewart) of Gastonia, NC, daughter, Suzzanne Rodgers McQueen of Charleston, SC, daughter, Kimberly Smith (Samuel) of Charleston, SC, son, James A. Rodgers, Jr. (Stacy), of Charleston, SC; 7 grandchildren: Eric Espey, Frampton Toole IV, Meredith E. Kaufman (Kyle), Rachael E. Weber (Steven), Madalyn S. Fish (Andrew), Shelby Ann Rodgers, Annaclair Turner Rodgers; and 7 great-grandchildren.