Henry “Smokey” Alton Rodgers, 71, of Trion, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
He was a member of the Chattooga Baptist Church. Alton retired with the Georgia Forestry Commission as a Chief Forest Ranger after 32 years of service. He was a lifelong farmer, enjoyed fishing, wood working, and spending time with his grandkids and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Guy Rodgers and Ruby Crowe Rodgers; brother, Jack Rodgers; and sister, Ann Daffron.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Gail Rodgers of Trion; daughters, Jamie (Heath) Kilgore and Katie (Will) Hullender both of Trion; grandchildren, Max Kilgore, Ruby Claire Kilgore and Tucker Hullender; brothers, Buster (Carol) Rodgers of LaFayette, Mack (Alice) Rodgers of North Carolina and Terry Rodgers of LaFayette; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Claude and Junie Cox of Trion; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Dr. William Swanson officiating.
Interment in the Chattooga Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Hugh L. Wilson, Joe Waters, Stacy Snyder, Malcolm Pickard, Danny Keith, and Lamar Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers are the men of the Chattooga Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. until hour of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tn. 38105 or to the Chattooga Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.