James Wylie Rodgers

January 31, 2014 • Obituaries

Memorial service for James Wylie Rodgers, 59, of Dexter, will be at Englunds Funeral Home in Slaton, Texas. James passed away Jan. 31, 2014.

James was born June 7, 1954, to Wylie Wallace Rodgers and Betty Helen White in Slaton, Texas. James was a truck driver for various companies for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his four grandchildren. James will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

James is survived by his wife of 33 years, [auth] Mary Rodgers, of the family home in Dexter; daughter, Crystal Prag, and husband, Gene, of Roswell; daughter, Betty Erwin and husband, Brandon, of Dexter; grandchildren: Daniel Prag, Cassy Prag, Sara Prag, all of Roswell; Clifton Erwin, of Dexter; brother, Max Rodgers and wife, Kathy, of Bacliff, Texas; sister, Ruby Herlocher and husband, Alfred, of Morton, Texas; brother, Henry Rodgers and wife, Sue, of Lubbock, Texas; and Anna DeLaCruz and husband, Joe, of Slaton, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

James was preceded in death by his parents: Wylie and Betty Rodgers; both maternal and paternal grandparents; baby sister, Sue Helen and brother, Jerry Don.

Honorary pallbearers will be, Daniel Prag, Brandon Erwin, Max Rodgers, Henry Rodgers, Clifton Erwin, Jacob DeLaCruz, Joe Michael DeLaCruz, Garland Wilkinson, and Joe DeLaCruz.

The family would like to thank the Dialysis Center of Roswell, Dr. Audrey Vega, Dr. Castro, and Dr. Wenner for their compassionate care and comfort to James.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

God saw you were getting tired, a cure was not meant to be; so he put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come with me.” A golden heart stopped beating; warm, loving hands laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

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