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“Gary and Blaine werYe friends since second grade, that's a long time. Both were also corpsman in the Navy. Gary and I so loved visiting with Blaine...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Slocum - Westminster, CO

“Gary and Blaine were friends since second grade, that's a long time. Both were also corpsman in the Navy. Gary and I so loved visiting with Blaine...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Slicum - Westminster, CO

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Blaine was my cousin and he will be missed. Love to the whole family. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ellen (Bailey) Lessner - CO

“My wife and I invited Blaine to join with us at our home for lunch on Sunday, Christmas Day in 2011, after morning worship. Following lunch and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Larry Colgrove - Mesquite, TX


Charles Blaine Rodgers was born on September 15, 1947 , - the oldest of 5 children born to Erva Adell (Bailey) Rodgers and Hubert Coolidge Rodgers. He was named after his 2 grandfathers, Harrison Blaine Rodgers and Charles Newton Bailey, and known to his family as Blaine. He was born in Denver, Colorado and spent his growing up years in Westminster, Colorado. He graduated from Ranum High School in Westminster, Colorado in 1965 and went on to get an associate's degree at Lamar Junior College in Lamar Colorado. He spent 4 years in the navy from 1968 to 1972 serving as a hospital corpsman. He spent time on the hospital ship the USS Sanctuary in service during the Vietnam War and also spent time in Japan. During his time stationed in Florida, he placed his faith in Jesus, trusting him for his forgiveness, salvation and his gift of eternal life. After leaving the service, he moved to Kansas City to attend Bible College. While in Kansas City, he met and married his first wife Gloria Jean Frye. They were married in Kansas City and remained married until her death in 2005 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. They lived in Kansas City while Blaine finished getting his Bachelors degree at Bible College, and while Gloria got her nursing degree. They then moved to Dallas, Texas where Blaine could attend Seminary. He attended Dallas Baptist Seminary as well as Southwestern Seminary where he received his Doctorate in Theology. Blaine worked for over 20 years for DeShazo where he did traffic studies in the Dallas and surrounding areas. He also served in various church roles as a teacher, music minister, interim pastor, and associate pastor positions.

Baine met and married his current wife Sharon Helton Rodgers in 2013. Blaine passed away on January 7, 2020 at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Sharon, his brother Kevin Douglas Rodgers and wife Vicki, and his three sisters, Linda Kay (Rodgers) Benso, Kathleen Joy (Rodgers) Schwartz along with her husband Terry, Theresa Adell (Rodgers) Rutherford and husband Phil as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Blaine was preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Erva, his first wife Gloria, his brother-in-law Everett Wayne Benso 11. Blaine is loved and will be missed by all. We are forever thankful to know that we will see him again one day.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 1 PM at:
Oates Drive Baptist Church
2805 Oates Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75150-2358...

There will be a reception at noon before the service for those who wish to come.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: