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Obituary: Rodger Haywood, Hope

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Rodger T. Haywood (Puc), 30, of Hope, died at 12:08 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013 as the result of traffic accident on 25th Street east of Columbus.

Rodger was a wire cutter for Qualtronics in Columbus and had been a drywall installer for Baird Homes.

Rodger had participated in charity softball events and played six years of football when he was younger. He enjoyed being with family and friends, playing video games on his PlayStation 3 and fishing. A sports enthusiast, Rodger was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Deacon Bill Jones officiating.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for research or the Bartholomew County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the Haywood family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in McKeesport, Pa. March 2, 1983, Rodger was the son of Rodger T. Haywood II and Denise Marie Rudeski Haywood. He married Stephanie N. Williams July 7, 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie; his mother and step-father, Denise and Eddie Puc of Brownstown; his father, Rodger Haywood II of Port Vue, Pa.; a grandmother, Bonnie Haywood of Ohio; brothers, Matthew Haywood of McKeesport, Pa., and Andrew (Angela) Supernovich of Columbus; a sister, Amy Puc of Edinburgh; nieces, Kaila, Kelsie, Klohi, and Koralyn; a nephew, Mason; his cats, Arwynn and Calypso; his dog, Lokie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

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