On June 25, 2013, his first day on a new job, Rod suffered a massive heart attack. He had been on a job for a few months when the contract ended in April he began prayerfully and diligently looking for a new job. On the 25th, doctors placed a stent in the blocked artery and sent him home 24 hours later. On Sunday, Rod's adult children flew in from Tennessee to celebrate his birthday. After a few hours of a great visit, Rod suffered another cardiac episode in his sleep. After multiple attempts to revive him and an eight day stay in the hospital, Rod left us to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 11, 2013 at 5:08 a.m. at Odyssey House Hospice in Palm Desert.
Rod was an amazing husband to Amber, a wonderful father to Aerial, Jordan, Hayes, Lawren and Copeland, and a loving and generous friend to many.
There will be numerous medical bills and funeral expenses in the coming weeks and months that could potentially be devastating fo Amber and the children.
The family wishes to expess their sincere gratitute for your thoughtfulness, support and continued prayers offered during this difficult time.