William Samuel Rodgers (Tweety) was born January 12, 1969, at Siler City, NC, to the late Arthur Alvis Rodgers, Sr. and Mary Dark Rodgers. As a child and young adult, he was active in the church – serving on the Usher Board and singing in the Junior Choir. William also was active in the Knights of Pythagoras – filling the role of State Master Knight in 1985. He graduated from Jordan Matthews High School (Class of ’87), and later from Wilson Community College with an Automotive Systems degree.
William marched to the beat of his own drum, and had a heart of gold. He helped others wherever he could and would gladly give what he had to help someone else. He made people laugh, and was a gifted story teller – keeping others entertained with his words. William loved the Dallas Cowboys and the UNC Tar Heels – but most of all, he loved his children. They were his pride and joy.
In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Rodgers, Jr. Survivors include his daughters, Sidney Alexander of Charlotte, and Tressalyn Cordaro of Siler City; and his son William Rodgers, Jr. of Siler City; brother Brian Rodgers (Gloria) of Pittsboro; sister Hope Rodgers-Medina (Daniel) of Greensboro; nieces Davida Rodgers and Courtney Rodgers; nephew Zachary Rodgers, and his great-nieces Jordyn Rodgers and Riley Guerra. He is survived by other family and friends, too numerous to name, but no less important in his life.
Don’t remember me with sadness. Don’t remember me with tears. Remember all the laughter we’ve shared throughout the years. Now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile, knowing that I passed along the way, I made somebody smile. When you are walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind, I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. So please don’t be unhappy just because I’m out of sight. Remember that I’m with you each morning, noon, and night.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a flower, if so, we saw them there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day; whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much - whatever the part.
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