Jerry Wayne “J-Rod” Roddy, 67, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018, surrounded by friends and family.
J-Rod, as he was affectionately known by all who knew him, was born on July 23, 1950 to Kenneth Roddy and Allene Morgan Roddy.He was a long time member of Spring Creek Rd. Baptist Church, and a current member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church. He was a graduate of East Ridge High School before enlisting in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged and always very proud of his service to our country.
After joining the Local Painter’s Union 226, he began his working career at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy Daisy, and was employed there in numerous positions for nearly 40 years before retiring as Site Manager for Williams Plant Services. He later finished his career supporting various projects at both Sequoyah and Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. His time spent working at TVA was of great importance to him, and left behind many fond memories and friends.
He was an avid lover of Harley Davidson motorcycles and old rock n’ roll, and enjoyed a lot of fun times with friends and family on the lake and at the beach. J-Rod was a one-of-a-kind personality with a great sense of humor, who leaves behind so many that will miss his presence dearly. He was a dedicated father, husband, provider, and friend, who cared very deeply for those he loved.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Ray Roddy.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Janet Revels Roddy; mother, Allene Morgan Roddy of Chattanooga; daughter and son in law Katie and Jay Polson; son, Hunter Roddy; brother, Danny Roddy, of Richmond, VA; sister and brother in law, Carolyn and John A. Phillips Jr., of Chattanooga; brother in law and mother in law, Steve Revels and Jean Davis, both of Rossville, GA; one special granddaughter, Brynlee White, of Chattanooga; nephew and wife, Matthew and Rene Roddy of Richmond, VA; and niece; Sarah Roddy, of Chattanooga. He is also survived by several extended family members.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Alan Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Jeff Wilson, Jeff Miller, Bobby Cannon, Steve Parker, Chuck Lowe, and Matthew Roddy will serve as pallbearers.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Hospice of Chattanooga, as well as several loving and lifelong friends who helped care for Mr. Roddy in his time of need.
Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort to the family.
The family will receive friends on Monday, June 4 from 4-8 PM, and again for one hour prior to service at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.