Jeffrey Grant “Jeff” Rodgers, 49, of Wake Forest, passed away Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013 at his home. He was born in Wilmington, and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a number of years and was currently the Oncology Account Manager with Novartis.
Jeff had a passion for coaching. He guided, encouraged and loved all of them as if they were his own children. Jeff had a strong faith in God, was loyal to his family and devoted his life to them. He had many personal interests including cycling, running, and his land cruiser. We are thankful that at the time of his passing, he was doing something he enjoyed and was with his family. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church. Burial was in Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 21 years, Robin Rodgers; children, Grant Rodgers and Julianne Rodgers both of the home; parents, Grant and Barbara Martin Rodgers of Wilmington; brother and his wife, Eric and Anne Rodgers of Cary; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund that is being set up for Jeff’s children at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.