Ezra attended Willow Springs #2 School. He married Lois Geneva Welton on August 9, 1949. Five children were born to this union: Charles, Dale, Benny, Vicky, and Patty.
Ezra worked both as a farmer and carpenter. He loved to watch the St. Louis Cardinals on TV and also enjoyed riding his four-wheeler. He also liked to tinker with things and could build or fix about anything.
Besides his parents, Ezra was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; his daughter-in-law, Shirley Rodgers; his brother, Amos Rodgers; and his sister, Lois Hewitt.
He is survived by his three sons, Charles Rodgers of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Dale Rodgers and wife Rhonda of Mountain Grove, and Benny Rodgers and wife Teresa, of Vanzant, Missouri; his two daughters, Vicky Fox and husband Denzil of Vanzant and Patty Fox and husband Darren of Mountain Grove; twelve grandchildren, Michelle Stigall, Jannine Whittier, Chris Rodgers, Mindy Bell, Brandon Rodgers, Lindsey Watson, Charity Lutes, Candace Mayberry, Chelsea Fox, Dylan Fox, Danielle Campbell, and Whitney Fox; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Faith Chapel Cemetery with Keith Reese and Marty Clinton officiating. Burial was in Faith Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.