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Glenn Kevin Rodgers

March 28, 1961 - February 10, 2011

Glenn Kevin Rodgers March 28, 1961 – February 10, 2011 Glenn was born in Detroit, the youngest of four children, to Marie Esthers Rodgers of La Grange, GA and Levi Henry Rodgers of Detroit, MI. Glenn grew up in Hamtramck, MI, and following his graduation from Hamtramck High School, attended Wayne State University. Afte…read more

Glenn Kevin Rodgers March 28, 1961 – February 10, 2011 Glenn was born in Detroit, the youngest of four children, to Marie Esthers Rodgers of La Grange, GA and Levi Henry Rodgers of Detroit, MI. Glenn grew up in Hamtramck, MI, and following his graduation from Hamtramck High School, attended Wayne State University. After college, he relocated to Southern California, where he met and married his wife. Glenn worked in the title industry and for the City of Torrance for many years. He passed away on Thursday morning due to complications of his asthma. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joyce Thomas. Glenn is survived by his wife, Jody, sister, Norma Rodgers, brother, Gerald Rodgers, nieces, Kim Rodgers, Lynnette Roslin and Kathy Moore and nephews, Anthony Moore and Allen Thomas. This brief paragraph sums up the facts of Glenn’s life and death, but says nothing of who he was. All of us whom he left behind will remember so much more than names and dates. We will remember how the man known as Big’un to his teammates loved softball, playing with heart and determination, never shy about objecting to a bad call with ferocity. We will remember with fondness his impatience, and the bark that was always worse than his bite. We will remember his silliness, the way he would giggle like a kid until tears came to his eyes, and the quick wit that always had a comment or a ready comeback. Glenn could seem callous on the surface, but those whom he counted as friends know the unfailing loyalty he possessed, and the deep love that made him a rock upon whom we could always stand. Glenn experienced his share of loss and sadness, and still always looked for the joy that comes in the morning. He found that joy in simple things, like barbecuing with friends and cheering on his beloved University of Michigan Wolverines. He appreciated the material things of life; good food, fine clothing, nice cars. But as he grew older, he came to value more his time with friends and family, and a deep but quiet faith in the Lord. Glenn left this world far too soon for those of us who loved him. But our loss is his gain, for “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Father.” Glenn is safe home. Our hearts are broken, but it is not enough that we experience a grief that time will eventually heal. Rather, let Glenn’s legacy be that we are changed forever. That we choose to love when it is difficult, speak when we want to hesitate, reach out when we would rather withdraw, try again when we want to give up and make each day count while we are still able. That is something Glenn would be proud to have left behind. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7 P.M. at A.M. Gamby Funeral Home 25001 Narbonne Ave. Lomita CA. Please sign the guestbook with your condolences.

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