CANTON, N.C. – Earl William Rodrigue Jr., 70, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Canton Christian Convalescent Center in Canton. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Earl William Rodrigue Sr., and the late Kathleen Jones Rodrigue. Mr. Rodrigue was a 1956 graduate of The Citadel and served as an officer in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1956 to 1958. He spent most of his career in a family business in Greenville. Surviving are two sons, E. William Bill Rodrigue III and wife, Linda, and David Rodrigue and wife, Miriam, of Greenville; three brothers, Glenn Rodrigue and wife, Shirley, of Loganville, Ga., Mike Rodrigue and wife, Betsy, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Pat Rodrigue and wife, Susan, of Watkinsville, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Tyler, Allison, Taylor and Alexis. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Painter officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to Meal on Wheels of Greenville, Inc., 15 Oregon St., Greenville, SC, 29605. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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