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Gordon Roderick

Reverend Gordon Roderick, Soddy Daisy, TN, passed from this life on August 19, 2019 surrounded by his family at Memorial Hospital in Hixson, TN.  Born in Athens, TN, January 26, 1944, Mr. Roderick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gail (Morrison) Roderick, Sons Terry Roderick, (Pam,) Hixson, TN, Chris Roderick (Kristen,) Glasgow, KY, Grandson SPC Ross Roderick, Ft. Campbell, KY, Great Granddaughter Emmalin Roderick, and Great Grandson, Waylon Saltsman, both of Glasgow, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Nora Roderick and brothers Franklin and Charles Roderick, Athens, TN. 
Mr. Roderick was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Soddy Daisy, TN, and former member of Hixson First Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. Upon retirement from Norfolk Southern Railway he became a short-term missionary to the Ukraine, where he founded Faith, Hope & Love Ministries in partnership with his friend and brother-in-Christ Alexander (Sasha) Kupenko, Voronkiv, Ukraine. 
A graveside service is to be held for the family and close friends at 3pm Wednesday, August 21 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Athens, TN.  Alternate expressions of sympathy can be made payable to Ukraine Challenge and may be mailed 1709 Rivergate Terrace, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. Those unable to attend can send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Gordon-Roderick
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

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Dear Gail, family, and friends,

It is a bitter-sweet moment to lose a brother in Christ. While we know he is rejoicing in God's presence, we offer our love and sympathy to you. My wife and I were blessed to travel to Ukraine with Gordon on mission trips. The memories of his service and the eternal results of his efforts will impact many for years to come. You are in our prayers.

John and Gail Alvis Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

was in school with Gordon and Gail at good ole Mcminn Co.High have not been in touch since but rembember both well...Sorry for your loss but in this day and age it's nice to see a long lasting relationship. May peace and joy surround you in your time of loss Cecil Parkinson

Cecil Parkinson Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

Gail I am so sorry for your loss. I know Gordon isn't in any pain now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love you

Carol Easler Gruka Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

RIP brother. One of the best men I ever knew. Love from The Brock family.

Billy Brock Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know we hold you in our hearts at Gordon's passing.

Darrell and Marcia Widner Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

Gail, our hearts are broken but we know that as soon as Gordon stepped into Heaven there was no more pain or tears.
Love you and praying for courage and comfort,
Sharon Shope and Thomas Barnes

Sharon Shope Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

Gail, Rick and are so sorry to hear about Gordon. Our prayers are with you and your family for peace and comfort. Love to all, Rick and Joyce Lingerfelt

Rick and Joyce Lingerfelt Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

Roderick Family,
I have such wonderful memories of Gordon from when I grew up at Hixson First Baptist. We will be remembering you in our prayers.

Amy Daniel Germ (and family)

Amy Germ Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Gail and Family,
I am sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I talked to Gordon once about 1990 when I was doing some family research. Gordon's father, David, was a first cousin of my grandmother, Lillie Roderick Sharits of Athens. I have done a lot of research on the Roderick family and would like to send you a story I have written on our Rodericks. Our Roderick ancestors, Elisha, and his son Adolphus, both fought in the Civil War, and I have some interesting information about them. If you or your children are interested, please email me at stiles1950@gmail.com and I can send the story.

David Stiles Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of Gordon when we were serving the Lord together as Deacons at Hixson First Baptist. Gordon was a man for God, thats as simple as it gets. I loved him like a brother. I was bless to be on 2 teams that served over seas in Ukraine and the memories and blessings I have from those times still to this day shape who I am as a man for God, a father and a husband. Thank you Gordon with my whole heart. Gods speed

Michael Wolfe Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

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