Jim C. Rodgers
June 9, 1959
August 17, 2020
Jim Rodgers, loving husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the age of 61.
Jim Rodgers was born in Brenham on June 9, 1959 to Floyd (Cy) and Doris Maxine (Wilkins) Rodgers. He was a 1977 graduate of Brenham High School, where he played football and ran track. He attended Blinn College and then transferred to Sam Houston State University, where he graduated with a degree in kinesiology. Jim was outgoing, the life of the party, and a kid at heart while also being respectful of his parents and devoted to his circle of friends, who he kept in close contact.
Jim was one of a kind. He has been a car salesman, lifeguard, organ donor transporter, and started his own boxing club, following in his father’s footsteps. Jim loved teaching health and automotive classes at Tomball High School and Cypress Ranch High School where they called him “coach.” After his retirement in 2016 he spent all of his time with his family and living his dream to remodel his family house on his grandmother’s farm.
On October 19, 1985 Jim married Terri Lynn Foerster at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg. His wife Terri had a lengthy battle with cancer and died November 6, 2011. On February 9, 2013 Jim met Monica Cannavale at the Mardi Gras Ball in Galveston, TX. Jim, Monica, Cullen and his step-daughter,Victoria, spent the next years traveling around the world and enjoying many days at their home on Lake Conroe. Jim and Monica tied the knot on February 9, 2019 to honor the day they met.
Jim’s pride and joy was his only child, Cullen. He never missed any of Cullen’s football, soccer, or baseball games. Jim and Cullen were best friends and both had a love for cars; they could spend hours working on cars, going to car shows, and driving around town talking about life.
Jim is preceded in death by: parents Floyd and Doris Rodgers, wife Terri Rodgers, and his half-brother Michael Rodgers.
He is survived by: wife Monica Rodgers, son Cullen Rodgers, stepdaughter Victoria Lorenz, sister Kathleen Volkaert and husband Redd, half-brother Pat Rodgers, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Rodney and Cindy Foerster and Gary and Eileen Foerster, along with many friends, all of whom will greatly miss him.
Wearing masks and social distancing is essential due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jim was a strong and healthy young man, who contracted and fought the Coronavirus. With a devastated body but a strong will, Jim advocated until his death for everyone to take the virus seriously and take precautions to stay safe.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 21, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Bible Church Southwood Campus - 1901 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S, College Station, TX 77840.
The graveside service will be Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery of Rehburg.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the World Health Organization - COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.