Rodney Paul Brittain



Rodney Paul Brittain, 47, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on January 13, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born in Shreveport on October 14, 1970 to Travis Leroy Brittain and Cathy Ann Sample Brittain. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM prior to service time at Mangum Funeral Home. 
Rodney grew up in Center and graduated from Center High School in 1988. He was a people person and very much enjoyed spending time with friends. Rodney was a lot of fun to be around and could always make people smile. He also liked to visit the elderly and help lift their spirits. Rodney had a passion for history and loved to read and study about the past. He could tell you anything you wanted to know about World War II. If you really wanted to get into an interesting conversation with him, just bring up the Star Wars saga. He also loved riding four wheelers and shooting guns. 
Rodney is survived by his mother, Cathy Sample Brittain of Center; father, Travis Brittain and wife, Sharon of Center; sons, Trace Garrett Brittain of Shelbyville and Tristan Samford of Huxley; sisters, Nikki Brittain of Richmond and Jill Jefferson and husband, Keith of Center; brothers, Jamey Brittain and wife, Courtney of Tenaha, Charley Brittain of Tenaha, and Josh Cooper and wife, Chelsea of Timpson; grandmother, Hazel Brittain of Garrison; nephew, Logan Jefferson of Center; niece, Morgan Jefferson of Center; aunts and uncles, Barbara Richards and husband, Charles of Garrison, Debbie Snider and husband, Billy of Center, and Larry Sample and wife, Debbie of Center; special pet and best friend, Tessie; and numerous cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Pete Brittain; maternal grandfather, P.O. Sample; and maternal grandmother, Odell Sample. 
Pallbearers will be Mark Livingston, Dirk Palmer, Charley Brittain, Mark Jones, Will Lucas, Spence Dance, Sean Wright, Wes Brittain, Steve Cox, and Bubba Mallory.
Honorary pallbearer is Steven Harkness.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Vivian and CJ Hammaker of Shreveport and the critical care unit staff of Willis Knighton North in Shreveport. 
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit

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