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Rodger Leroy Gragg, 63 of Hallsville, passed away August 4 at his home. Rodger was born Dec. 11, 1947 in Clinton Mo. to Mildred Jane and Glenn Ray Gragg. Rodger enlisted in the United States Navy on March 27, 1967 and proudly served his country as an Aviation Ordnance man aboard the USS Kearsarge until March 26, 1971. On June 25, 1967, Rodger married Carol Sue Empson and they had two boys. Rodger had a successful career in the auto parts business for nearly 30 years. He was a trusted friend and enjoyed pursuing the families’ genealogy. Rodger loved working in the yard, tending his garden and having his two grandsons by his side. With numerous projects in the works flying his American flag took priority over all. Rodger is survived by his companion of 20 years, Susan Barlow, his big sister Patty Elaine Kelly- husband Larry, little brother William Ronald- wife Martha, little sister Rebecca Jane Potter- husband Troy, oldest son Marc Jason- wife Jenny, youngest son Jeffrey Eric- wife Liz, two grandchildren, Andrew Jon & Caleb Ray, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts. Rodger was preceded in his death by his parents and his youngest brother Daniel Ray. Services will be held Friday August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Higginsville Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.