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Longtime APHA supporter and judge emeritus John Rodgers dies

APHA Judge Emeritus and longtime APHA member John Dennis Rodgers Sr. of Winston Salem, North Carolina, died November 30, 2017. He was 73.

Born May 1, 1944, John was the son of the late John Windsor Rodgers and the late Maron Jeter Rodgers. John was a former longtime resident of Culleoka and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a longtime member and judge of APHA and served on the APHA Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He was also a member of several local and state APHA clubs. John was honored by APHA with the Judge Emeritus award in 2015.

Survivors include his daughters, Rebecca “Becky” (Dickie) Cook of Spring Hill and Lacey Rodgers of Christiana; step-children, Kyle (Tiffany) Pape of Magnolia, TX, and Michael (Angie) Pape of Willis, TX; brother, Jimmy (Ellen) Rodgers of Columbia; sister, Carolyn Hickman of Nashville; grandchildren, Cody Patterson, Jacob Patterson, Chelsea Patterson, Owen Caskey, Brooke Pape, Annalane Pape, Sara Pape, Nathaniel Rodgers; several nieces and nephews; and best friend and caregiver, Sheri George.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Dennis “Buddy” Rodgers; and sister, Lorena Rodgers.

Read the complete obituary at oakesandnichols.com.


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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.