Daniel R. Rodgers Jr., 53, of Riceville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville following a brief illness. He was of the Baptist faith. Daniel enjoyed being around family and friends, NASCAR, sports and all-around life in general. He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel R. Rodgers Sr.; and grandparents, Horace and Emma Riden, Frank Rodgers and Mary Fennell. Daniel leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Nora Rodgers of Riceville; one sister, Carol Burnette and her husband, Mark, of Athens; one brother, Dallas Rodgers and his wife, Lynette; two nephews, Darrin Burnette of Athens, and Elijah Rodgers, and one niece, Emma Rodgers, both of Riceville, all of whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, Nov. 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Athens Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 400 S. White Street. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Watson and the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Share a memory of Daniel and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist the family with these arrangements.

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