James Miles “Butch” Rodgers III, 69

obit candles CGJames Miles “Butch” Rodgers III, 69, of Marysville, Tennessee, departed from this life at 7:18 a.m. on June 22, 2016, in the Hospice of the Piedmond, High Point, North Carolina. He was born on December 11, 1946 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late James M. Rodgers and Edna (Luman) Rodgers who resides in High Point, North Carolina.

He was a 1965 graduate of Kyger Creek High School, in Cheshire, OH. After high school he attended school in Lexington, Kentucky for drafting and design. His career which spanned 45 years began at the Newport News Ship Building Yards in Virginia where he supported modernization of some of the Navy’s most formidable warships. His responsibilities often required him going to sea to support the final installation and checkout of new or upgraded systems such as the catapult launch system for aircraft carriers like the USS Enterprise. Subsequently he was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority where he designed and oversaw the installation of safety systems for commercial nuclear power plants. In the final years of his career, he worked as a contractor supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He travelled to disaster sites across the country to assess property and environmental damage and oversee restitution and remediation. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he spent weeks in Mississippi and Louisiana helping to restore some degree of normalcy to the region.

In addition to his mother, Butch is survived by one brother; Frederick (Cathy) Rodgers, Vienna, VA and three sisters; Lois Snyder, of Gallipolis, OH, Marsha Rohrs of High Point, NC and Nancy (Robert) Crowell of Marion, Oh. Several nieces and nephews, Melissa Snyder Wooten, Virginia Beach, VA.; John (Cathy) Snyder, Gallipolis, OH; Elizabeth Pauley Smith, High Point, NC; James Pauley, Charlotte, NC; Dr. Kara Denny, Minneapolis, Minn., and Jordan Rodgers of Vienna, VA., also survive.

Butch was an avid outdoorsman who loved coming back to Gallia County to hunt and fish with his nephew John and great-nephew Ryan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2016 in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis. Rev. Jane Ann Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery. John Snyder, Ryan Snyder, James Pauley, Robert Crowell, Derek Wooten and Tyler Wooten will serve as casketbearers. Honorary casketbearers are Frederick Rodgers, Donald Luman, Charles Luman, Keith Massie and Bill Rodgers. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com