Burton Mack Rodgers | Obituary
BURTON MACK RODGERS came home shouting “Victory in Jesus” through the pearly doors on Thursday, July 15, at his home in Belpre, Ohio.
He was predeceased by his wonderful 53 year old wife Paula Ray Rodgers, father Mack Rodgers and mother Eva (Ingram) Rodgers, and sister Loretta (Rodgers) Lett.
Survivors include daughters Adria Rodgers Carter and Shanna Rodgers, son-in-law Phillip Carter, grandchildren Braxton Kenneth Carter of Louisville, Kentucky, Payden Mack (Natalie) Carter of Chicago, Illinois, and Lohan Lee Sutton of Knoxville, Tennessee. He is also survived by his younger sister Pamela Kay Neal of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
He was ordained a deacon of the American Baptist faith and a member of the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church. He was a member of Salina Masonic Lodge # 27 for 50 years.
Born July 31, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia, Burton grew up in Rand, WV and graduated in 1961 from DuPont High School. He attended Virginia Tech Class in 1965 where he excelled in football.
He was a football and wrestling official for 32 years. Burton also volunteered many hours of community service coaching youth sports teams and supporting Mullen Memorial Baptist Church where he served for over 40 years as a deacon, leader of the Baptist youth community, and president of the community. male and treasurer of the church.
Burton has received several awards of distinction over the years, including his election to
DuPont High School Hall of Fame, the Ohio High School Wrestling Officials Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Dale McKenzie Award as Official of the Year 1987. His biggest award was being called Pap .
He worked for the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company for 27 years. His entire career has been in sales, retiring as Regional Sales Manager, Parkersburg, WV at the age of 50.
Despite all of his professional successes, Burton always considered his family and friends to be his greatest.
most precious blessings and treasures. His greatest joy in life was his wife of 53 years, his children and his grandchildren. He was so proud of his family and enjoyed every second with each of them. A very special moment for him over the years has been reuniting the Rodgers family in Lebanon, Tennessee, and reuniting his immediate family for Christmas.
Burton was a happy person who never met a stranger. He was a positive role model for family and friends who will cherish his memory.
Visitations will be held Thursday, July 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church in Belpre, Ohio. Funeral service will be held at the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday July 24 at 10:30 am. He will be buried at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, at 3:00 p.m. time for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, Burton would request that these monetary donations be sent to the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church in Belpre, Ohio, to support the growth of youth ministry.