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Rodger Adkinson

Rodger William Adkinson of Willow Springs, MO, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, on December 3, 2023, at the age of 76.

Rodger was born to William and Shelia (Johnson) Adkinson on November 27, 1947, in Dekalb, Illinois. Rodger married Elaine Sanderson on October 1, 1966. After retiring from the United States Army, he worked for Byron Nuclear Plant until retirement. He was an active member of First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Rodger is preceded in death by his parents, William and Shelia; his wife, Elaine; his brother, John Adkinson; his brother-in-law, Greg Hartness; and his granddaughter, Colette South.

Rodger is survived by his son, Rodger and wife, Sandy Adkinson of Willow Springs; his daughter, Jessica and husband, Sam South of Mount Morris, Illinois; his grandson, Tim and wife, Megan South of Ashton, Illinois; his grandson, Kevin and wife, Courtney South of Rochelle, Illinois; 7 great grandkids, Matthew, Jacklyn, Oaklyn, Laiklyn, Trenton, Kami, and Jensen; his sisters, Kathy Hartness of Oregon, Illinois and Janice and husband, Bill Bolen of Moorehead, Kentucky; his brother, Doug Adkinson of Dekalb; his sister-in-law, Sherry Adkinson of Florence, Arizona; his sister-in-law, Bonnie and husband, Ron Aldridge; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation for Rodger will be held at Willow Funeral Home, LLC on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at the First General Baptist Church on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Scott Williamson officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at the Willow Springs City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at