Rodney Odean Weatherford, 72, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on June 16, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Born April 12, 1946, in Bakersville, California, Rodney is the son of the late Gerritos Ottis and Dora (Fusion) Weatherford. Graveside service will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1PM at Blair Cemetery, FM 2667, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Fred Wilcox officiating.
Rodney grew up and graduated high school in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He met the love of his life, Sharon Dianne Gibbs and the two were married September 26, 1980. He spent many years working at potash mines in New Mexico before moving to Texas to work over 19 years for International Paper where he retired. Although Rodney was a quiet man he found joy in joking with his family. He enjoyed traveling, carpenter work, building things, and playing 42. Rodney was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 37 years, Sharon Dianne Weatherford of Nacogdoches, Texas; daughter, Donna Tipton and husband Dondi of Nacogdoches, Texas; and grandchildren, Danielle Templeton and husband Dr. Nathan Templeton of Nacogdoches, Texas, Dustee Tipton of Waynesboro, Georgia, Benny Tipton of Nacogdoches, Texas, Mercy Tipton of Carlsbad, New Mexico; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Templeton, Tucker Templeton, Xevadiah Tipton; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
Rodney is preceded in death by his parents, Gerritos and Dora Weatherford.
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Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge of arrangements.