Robert D. Rodney

Jun 24th, 1946 - May 4th, 2017


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, May. 8th, 2017 10:00AM - 11:00 AM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, May. 8th, 2017 11:00 AM


Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Mon, May. 8th, 2017 12:00 PM

Robert D. Rodney

Energy- Robert Dean Rodney, age 70, of Energy, passed away at 2:00am on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at his home in Energy.

Robert was born in Herrin on June 24, 1946, the son of Tom and Reba (Walker) Rodney.  He was a member of the Herrin Elks.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law- Scott and Laura Rodney of Frisco, Texas

Daughter- Charla Rodney of San Francisco, California

Grandson- William Rodney of Frisco, Texas

Granddaughter- Katelyn Rodney of Frisco, Texas

Granddaughter- Abigail Rodney of Frisco, Texas

Special cousin and caregiver- Loudene Strunk of Herrin

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Pastor Jason McKinnies officiating. Burial will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will be held from 10-11am on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Karen Roberts

    From: Johnston city, Illinois

    Date: May 6, 2017

    As a caregiver for Robert . I spent many , many hours with him over the past few years . Robert was my teacher . He tought me without even knowing he was doing so . I learned so much from a man who was not even able to communicate verbally. I think what I learned from hin the most was how to love unconditionallyand how to have patience in dealing with the unknown. I am saddened at his passing and will miss
    him dearly although I am excited to have the belief that he is dancing in heaven along side of Jesus . Rest in peace my friend ,you deserve it after the long battle that you have fought . God bless you and your sweet soul . Fly high with the Angels dear sweet man .

  • Guest: Jeana Evrard

    From: Sparta Area, Wisconsin

    Date: May 6, 2017

    RIP Robert. You will be missed by many. I hope your children, Scott & Chandra, make it in for the funeral. Godspeed your way home.

  • Guest: Jim & Sarah Weible

    From: Chesterfield, Missouri

    Date: May 6, 2017

    Becky & Rodney Family
    So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Guest: Kevin Weible

    From: Manchester, Missouri

    Date: May 7, 2017

    Becky and the Rodney Family,

    My deepest condolences on the passing of Robert. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Guest: Edward Rodney

    From: Edwardsville, Illinois

    Date: May 9, 2017

    I have a lot of childhood memories of my cousin Robert. When I was little he wanted to make sure I went through the haunted house in the old girl scout cabin and when I became a freshman I had to be on the lookout in order not to get initiated. I always admired his automotive and construction skills. I’m so sorry his illness struck at such an early age. From all of the Rodney cousins we thank those who cared for him during those years and for everyone’s prayers and concerns.