Rodger Plunkett Sr.

Posted 7/27/21

MARIANNA, Fla. — Rodger Lynn Plunkett Sr., 68, went into the Lord’s arms at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 

The Plunkett family is celebrating his life privately; however, …

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Rodger Plunkett Sr.

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MARIANNA, Fla. — Rodger Lynn Plunkett Sr., 68, went into the Lord’s arms at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 

The Plunkett family is celebrating his life privately; however, those wanting to send flowers or keepsakes may reach out to the family for directions on how to do so. James & Sikes Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mr. Plunkett was born June 6, 1953, in Madisonville, Ky., and grew up in Earlington, Ky. He raised his family in Paris until last year when he and Cathy moved to Marianna, Fla., after his retirement to be closer to his daughter and family.

He is survived by the love of his life, Cathleen Plunkett; daughter, Annie (Richard) Rinehart, and their children, Kole Rinehart and Jacob Lynch; his brother, Dale "Bill" (Kim) Bivins; daughter-in-law, Jennifer (Michael) Glasgow; grandchildren, Savvannah Woolley, Jacob Lynch, McKennah Plunkett, Gilliam Plunkett, Matthew Glasgow and Jossten Glasgow; great-grandchildren, Isaak and Presley Woolley; nieces and nephews, Eddie Plunkett, Jimmy Rodgers, Jaimie Cocke, Wendy Cocke, Timothy Cocke, Matthew Cocke, Carol Cocke and Steve Miller.

He was preceded in death and is now reunited with his son, Rodger Lynn Plunkett II; brother, Ralph Plunkett; and parents, James and Effie Plunkett; brothers-in-law, Tim Cocke, Mike Cocke and Chris Cocke, sister-in-law, Mary Miller; and grandson-in-law, Gregory Woolley. 

Mr. Plunkett and his wife, Cathy, were high school sweethearts and had a love most could only dream of. You could see the love he had for her just by the look in his eyes. They spent many vacations together traveling, including many special trips to Mackinac Island. He loved being a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. 

He spent 17 years working as a coal miner. He loved sharing stories from his experiences and possessed a love for unique stones and crystals that he found. He moved on to develop a career at Sony and after 25 years of building relationships, as strong as family, with many of his coworkers, he retired.  The family thanks the multitude of individuals from Sony who became such an integral part of his life and who brought him so much joy.

Mr. Plunkett was the type of man people want to meet at least once in life. His love and support were unlike most others. His ability to hold his family together during the hardest times showed his strength and unconditional devotion. His grandchildren remember him always having a pocket of "golden dollars" and slipping each of them one anytime he got the chance. 

The family also expresses sincere gratitude to Emerald Coast Hospice and Kindred Home Healthcare staff for their dedication to taking care of him and the family so passionately.