Octavius was employed at the U.S. Steel Plant in Lorain for 27 years.
Mr. Rodgers is survived by his wife of 31 years, Debra McIntosh Rodgers (nee Peggs) of Elyria; stepchildren, Chris McIntosh (wife, Kim) and Shawnell McIntosh; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; brothers, Albert Rodgers (wife, Sylvia) of Maryland, Willie Ryan Rodgers of Virginia; and nephew, Ryan Rodgers (wife, Cindy) of Maryland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Octavius and Lillie (nee Ryan) Rodgers.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria. www.buschcares.com