Rodger D. Cogar, 70, of Mansfield, moved to his heavenly home on Friday evening, December 17, 2021, following a short illness.
Rodger was born December 15, 1951 in Parcoal, WV, the son of the late Victor G. Cogar and Mary E. (Utt) Cogar. He retired from Rumpke Waste & Recycling and was a member of Diamond Hill Cathedral, Mansfield, Ohio. Rodger served his country in the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Viet Nam War. His wife, Alberta, traveled with their infant daughter, Mary Beth, to be with him while he was stationed in Germany.
Rodger loved his Lord and Savior with all his heart. He always had great joy in speaking of the Lord every opportunity he had. He enjoyed playing gospel music with his musical family, never forgetting his wife Alberta’s beautiful singing voice. After retirement, he found an interest in bird watching with his sister Vickie. He looked forward to good fellowship and laughter at “game night” with the family.
Rodger is survived by his children, Mary Beth (Cogar) Casto (Jimmy), Billy G. Cogar, and Samuel D. Cogar (Nicole); his grandchildren, Colton Cogar (Michelle), Jessica (Haywood) Pew (Mason), Skie Cogar (Cody Bradshaw), and Trevor D. Cogar; his great-grandchildren, Ada Cogar, Claire Cogar, Bransyn Lang, Lyllian M. Bradshaw, and Easton Bradshaw; sisters, Betty Hutcheson (Homer), Carol Erhart, Vickie Pendleton (Jerry), Marie Singletary and Leisa Moore (Craig); brother-in-law, Edward Tinkey; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Rodger was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Lee (Sparks) Cogar; two sisters, Jean Simmons and Nola Tinkey; and two brothers-in-law, Walter Simmons and Joseph Erhart.
Calling hours will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, ltd., 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, OH. Funeral services with full military honors will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Mansfield Memorial Park in Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.T.O.P., 1152 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44907.
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