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Jimmie H. Rodgers

May 6, 1938 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 80)

Jimmie H. Rodgers, 80, of the Portland community in Adair County, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1:31 P.M. at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born May 6, 1938, in Adair County, to the late Pierce and Lora Posey Rodgers and was also preceded in death by his sister; Zelphar Smith and his brothers; Augustus “Cricket” Rodgers and Isiah “Shorty” Rodgers and a nephew; John Smith.  Jimmie was a member of Tarter’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a farmer.

Survivors include:

Two nephews – Louis Smith and his wife Rhonda, Charles Smith and his wife Vickie all of Columbia

One niece – Zenda Pepper and her husband James of Columbia

One Great-Nephew – Daniel (Jeannie) Smith

Four Great-Nieces – Laura Akers and her husband Jason, Beth Little and her husband Micah, Lisa Smith, Kristina Stearns and her husband Drew

Two Great-Great Nephews – Isaac and Oakley

Three Great-Great Nieces- Kylee, Alivia and Jayla

His life-long friend – Cecil “Pete" Beard of Portland

Several other relatives and friends

Funeral service – Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Withers and Bro. Darrell Coffey officiating

Burial in Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery

Visitation after 10:00 A.M. Friday

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Tarter’s Chapel Cemetery would be appreciated and can be left at the funeral home

Casket Bearers:  Louis Smith, Charles Smith, Daniel Smith, Jason Akers, James Pepper, Micah Little, Drew Stearns

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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