Joseph "Joe" Rodden
August 15, 1943 ~ August 20, 2012
Joseph W. "Joe" Rodden
August 15, 1943 - August 20, 2012
Joseph W. “Joe” Rodden, 69 of Taylorville passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:12 p.m. at his home.
He was born August 15, 1943 at Taylorville the son of Thomas L. and Betty A. (Green) Rodden. He married Judy L. Perkinson on June 23, 1979 at the 1st United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Joe was employed as a coal miner for more than 25 years and later with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 10 years. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1964-1967 during the Vietnam War. He was a member of VFW Post 4495 and Knights of Columbus Council 2120 both in Taylorville and American Legion Post 905 in Kincaid.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Rodden of Taylorville; daughter, Vikki Rodden of Taylorville; son, Tim Rodden of Taylorville; daughter, Cindy (husband, Mark) Sams of Taylorville; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (wife, Debbie) Rodden of Taylorville; sisters, Kathy Morgan of Taylorville and Judy (husband, Randall) Cotter of Hillview, IL; father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Madge Perkinson of Taylorville; sister-in-law, Dianna Molohan of Taylorville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin siblings, Mary and Joseph Rodden, and brother-in-law, Bob Morgan.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter, Pastor Becky Lembke and Sister Rose McKeown officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home. Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Joseph W. “Joe” Rodden, 69 of Taylorville, were held Friday, August 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter, Pastor Becky Lembke and Sister Rose McKeown officiating.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Rodden, Thomas Rodden, Bobby Morgan, Mark Nicol, Drew Nicol and Ethan Morgan.