PRINCE. SR., Rodger Dale
Ocala – Rodger Dale Prince, Sr., 70, went home to be with the Lord on May 9 th 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents Daniel O. and Helen F. Prince, as well as his twin sister Linda Gale (Prince) Smith. He was born on March 2, 1950 in Harriman TN and moved to the Anthony, FL area during his childhood, where he was raised and attended North Marion High School. Rodger was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the 198th Infantry, 1st and 14th Artillery of the Americal Division United States Army from February 1968 until February 1970. Shortly after returned home he went to work in the oil fields of Oklahoma as a foreman, several years later he returned to Tennessee as a truck driver and finally back to the Ocala area as a carpenter. During his years as a carpenter he was known to take people under his wing and offer a guiding hand. He enjoyed all things out doors such as fishing, boating, hunting as well as family gatherings. He was a loving and dedicated father and grandfather who spent his lifetime supporting those who needed him most.
He is survived by his son Rodger Prince Jr. and granddaughter Emily Prince, daughter Patti Jo (Prince) Ginn, son-in-law John T. Ginn, grandson Mason J. Ginn, granddaughter Loretta G. Ginn, his sisters Lois M. (Prince) Lewis, M. Louise (Prince) Yow and many nieces and nephews.
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