Mr Rodgers, who was just 21, died at the scene of the incident when an Opel Astra car he was travelling in crashed.
The driver and another passenger were seriously injured in the crash. No other vehicle was involved.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery
Huge numbers of young people have been paying their respects to a young man described as “extremely funny” and “one of the best” at the family home in Newtown.
One of them sent in this poem in his memory.
And we publish it here again below:
we miss u more then u could know
we miss your lovely smile,
the way you used to make us laugh
and make everything worth while.
the way you did the “sackett wobble”
that no one else can do,
the way you made us laugh so much
just by being you.
we think about you now
and dream of you at night,
just picturing your cheeky grin
makes everything all right.
we often sit and wonder
why we did not say goodbye,
to say the things we needed to
the day you learnt to fly
we know your always with us
although we are apart
but Bobby we all love you
forever in our hearts.