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Larry C. Rodgers, 72, Columbia, KY (1947-2020)

Larry C. Rodgers of Columbia passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Baptist Health in Louisville. He was 72 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amCT on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Egypt Christian Church. with Bro. Paul Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 3pmCT on Thursday and 9amCT on Friday at Egypt Christian Church.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow the Healthy at Work guidelines.

He was born December 25, 1947, in Adair County, to the late Coakley and Elizabeth Edwards Rodgers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Rodgers and a son-in-law, Richie Keltner.

Larry was a member of Egypt Christian Church, former part-owner of Waste Energy Technology, former co-owner of R&M Stables, former owner of Portland Recreational Center, loved horse racing, an avid UK fan, was coach of the WET Men's, Women's, Co-Ed and Masters Super Softball Teams, earning his induction to the ASA Softball Hall of Fame. Above all, Larry enjoyed watching his girls play in whatever sport they played and doing a lot of coaching from the sidelines.

Survivors include:
  • Four daughters - Kim Keltner of Columbia, Angie and her husband Greg Smith of Columbia, Monica and her husband William Shuffett of Greensburg, Whitney and her husband Nick Coe of Columbia
  • One brother - Mike and his wife Karen Rodgers of Mary Esther, Florida
  • One sister - Sandra Norris and her husband Gerald of Columbia
  • Five grandchildren - Zach and Jadie Smith, Katie Cowan, Alex Keltner and Avery Shuffett and expecting his sixth grandchild, Deklynn Coe
  • Several other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Egypt Christian Church which can be made at the church.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Larry C. Rodgers, 72, Columbia, KY (1947-2020)

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