Robert Conway Rodgers

Published 2:12 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Robert Conway Rodgers went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 11, 2018, in Charlottesville, VA, after a long illness. He was born on March 28, 1931, in Hampton-Sydney, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth Rodgers and one brother, John, of Hampton-Sydney, VA.

He was known as Bob, Dad, Grandpa and Bobby. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of 34 years; one daughter, Diane Molnar and her husband, Chuck, of Santa Cruz, CA, and three sons – Christopher Carter and his wife Marty of Reva, VA; Timothy Carter and his wife Dawn of Lanham, MD; and George Oberst and his wife Nicolette of Mount Shasta, CA. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is survived by two siblings, Jean Garrison and her husband James of Appomattox, VA, and William Rodgers and his wife, Rose of Gladys, VA, as well as three nieces and two nephews and their families and several cousins.

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Bob served in the US Air Force 1951 – 1954. He often happily reflected on those years. Upon graduating from DeVry Technical Institute in 1956, he accepted a position with Petersburg TV Corporation(WXEX-TV) as a TV Tech. In 1958 he moved to the Times World Corporation (WDBJ-TV). In 1964 he accepted a position with the US Government where he worked as a television producer/writer for the remainder of his career retiring in 1992 after 28 years of service. While working for the US government, he was recognized many times for his outstanding service, receiving the prestigious Meritorious Service Award in May 1990.

Bob’s life centered around his faith and his love for his family. First in his life was his commitment to our Lord. He loved visiting with family members and hearing about their lives. He enjoyed music, remembering the “old” days and anything associated with aviation or amateur ham radio. He was a loyal UVA football and basketball fan – supporting them win or lose. While he always wanted them to win, he was very compassionate toward the players and coaches when they lost. A quiet man, he always found the best in every person and situation.

We will celebrate Bob’s life and walk with the Lord at a memorial service on May 12, 2018, 12 noon at Buck Mountain Episcopal Church, 1153 Earlysville Road, Earlysville, VA.

Memorial contributions can be made to Buck Mountain Episcopal Church or the Salvation Army.