CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Robert Joseph "Bobby" Rodgers, 64, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Atrium Health Pineville in Charlotte.

Born on Oct. 21, 1954, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Delgar Britton "Shorty" Rodgers and Ruby Jewel Rodgers. He was a lifelong member of Sumter First Church of God and attended Candelwyck Baptist Church in Charlotte since 2009. He was employed by Sonny's Restaurant in Charlotte.

Survivors include a son, Chris McDuffie (Veronica) of Columbia; two grandchildren, Suyan and Ana Gabriela; a brother, Windell Rodgers of Sumter; two sisters, Carolyn Martin and Sherrie Guzzi (Joe), all of Sumter; and a friend, Judy Baker.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Delgar Rodgers.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Sumter First Church of God with the Rev. Ron Bower officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sumter First Church of God.

Memorials may be made to United Ministries, P.O. Box 1017, Sumter, SC 29151 or to Sumter First Church of God, 1835 U.S. 521 North, Sumter, SC 29153.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Pineville for all of their loving care and compassion.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.