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Posted by Keith Kindrick | Aug 01, 2013 @ 04:04 PM | 6,830 Views
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of my closest friend John Rodgers. He lost his battle with Cancer on 7/30/2013. During the 35 years that I knew him there were many memorable moments. John taught me to realize that time is short on one of our many trips to Visalia. This is the most important tool he ever gave me to help me make the big choices in my life. I was in a peculiar situation with my career that caught his attention. He reminded me after mothers long term illness that, “My time is also limited and not to waste it living someone else's life or expectations. Don't be trapped by living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” He somehow already know what I wanted to become reminding me everything else is secondary.
During our life journey, we shared together personal moments which made me closer to him in each passing year. He was a coach, mentor, and leader that I could count on. When I found situations impossible he saw them as possible. He never gave up reaching what he set off to accomplish. If that was building a coy pond or a new airplane he took on the challenge with full force that only his close friends can describe only as totally “KNARLS”. I will forever miss the man who would carry two 50 pound bags of cement at full speed. He was always on a mission to explore, create, and help create a...Continue Reading