Paul Rodgers passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at his home with family at his side in Shoals, Indiana.

Paul was born on August 19, 1948, in Vincennes, Indiana, to Arthur and Naomie (Wallace) Rodgers.

He spent his youth in Vincennes and graduated from Vincennes Lincoln High School in 1966. Paul was married to Brenda French, his wife of 53 years on July 14, 1968.

After high school Paul served in the Vietnam War and attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where he attained a degree in Physics.

Paul worked at N.S.A. Crane for many years until his retirement. During his retirement Paul enjoyed working as an office assistant at Edward Jones and the Shoals Public Library, where he was known for hosting “The Fun Telescope Parties.” Paul was also known to many as “The Tutor” for the tutoring services he provided to all ages in the fields of Math and Science.

Paul was an active member and past President of the Shoals Lions Club. For many years he was a favorite of the Shoals Catfish Festival as “Uncle Sam.”

Paul loved living in Martin County and was a founding member of the Martin County Community Foundation. Paul and Brenda spent many happy days touring the backroads of the U.S.A. with their Road Trek Club family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; one sister, Dixie Storey, of Evansville; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eric Rodgers.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Paul on Saturday, October 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Level of the Shoals Public Library.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Friends of the Shoals Public Library, P.O. Box 909, Shoals, IN 47581.

The Queen-Lee Chapel, in Shoals, of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Inc., handled the arrangements.

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