Rodney E Williamson
January 12, 1957 – May 12, 2018
Rodney "Rodbo" Eugene Williamson,61, of Bryant, was called home by Our Father on May 12th. Born January 18th, 1957 to Carol and Harold "Pete" Williamson.
On January 14th 1990, Rodney married his junior high friend and love of his life Diane Henry Williamson. Rodney quickly became the father he didn't have to be to Diane's two daughters Lauren and Lindsey. In 1992, they had a son of their own, Landon.
Rodney graduated from Catholic High School here in Little Rock in 1975. He held numerous different jobs throughout his career but for Rodney his real job was to provide for his family. He always wanted to be surrounded by people and the outdoors. You could often find Rodney camping, fishing, scuba diving, playing pool, barbecuing with family and friends, or listening to the same song on repeat. Rodney never met a stranger and made sure everyone around him had a smile on their face. In December 2010, while trying to help with a friends dog, Rodney fell and broke his C4, this left him a quadriplegic and confined to a bed. This did not change his passion for life, his love of being surrounded by family, animals, the great outdoors or listening to the same song on repeat.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; son Landon; daughters Lindsey Clements and Lauren Halbert(Philip Halbert); grandchildren: Haley, Hayden, and Hudson; sister Stacey Williamson Little; Step-Mom Jan Williamson; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Carol and Pete.
The family invites you to join them and celebrate the life of Rodbo Friday May 18th at 3pm. They will be having a BBQ with music, just like he wanted it, at Maumelle Park (9009 Pinnacle Valley Rd Little Rock 72223) Pavilion #1. There will also be a burial service at 11am on Friday at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas. Memorial donations may be made to the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission.
- Graveside Service Friday, May 18, 2018
Rodney E Williamson
May 16, 2018
Man oh man the memories I have of him. He was the hospitable host of the hangout house during our teenage years.... I remember just getting a car and leaving Lauren's house, got down the road and turned onto the drainage ditch and got a flat. He shook his head and laughed forever at how ridiculous I was to have ran over it... he fixed my tire laughing the entire time, then hugged me and kissed me on my forehead and sent me on my way home..... he always looked after us girls
May 16, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Rodney. I regret not keeping up with him after I moved away, he was a true friend and I grieve with you and will keep you, Rodney and your family in our prayers. Rodney, Mike and I were the Cammack Pool trio, swimming and diving. The adventures on and under the lake, as well as trips to the woods with shotguns would make most Mothers shutter. Striking off on our ten speeds to Lake Maumelle just because, and walking the banks of the river with water moccasins and other creatures. What a lovely soul, I will cherish his spirit and I hope to see him in heaven to relive those wonderful and exciting adventures of our youth. Again, my condolences to you and your family.