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Charles "Rodney" Fornea

May 31, 1948November 17, 2020

Charles Rodney Fornea, 72, of Baton Rouge, LA passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at his deer camp in Blairstown (Clinton), LA. Mr. Fornea was a native of Bogalusa, LA and resident of Baton Rouge (Central), LA. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church and retired from Exxon Chemical Company as Plant Shift Superintendent after 29 years of service. He was a Staff Sargeant in the United States Air Force and served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He was an avid clay/trap shooter and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening/farming and spending time his grandchildren and family. He passed away shortly after killing a deer Tuesday morning on his last hunt. Mr. Fornea is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Nancy Pace Fornea; daughter, Amanda Caire; grandchildren, Madison and Hannah Caire; two brothers, Richard Wayne and John Edward Fornea and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Eddie Mae Fornea; son, Michael Rodney Fornea and infant son, Charles Michael Fornea. Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Greenoaks Funeral Home-9595 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70815. Services will be held at 10:00am Monday, November 23, 2020 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to: American Cancer Society-P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Lionel KENDRICK

November 23, 2020

He was a gifted athlete and student. He had a pure heart and was respected by all who knew him.

Danny Williams

November 20, 2020

Just a few memories of Rodney. We became friends in jr high and rode the bus together. Monday was a competition to see who killed the most squirrels and rabbits over the weekend. Then high school rolled around and we continued hunting together. We also played on basketball team— Pride Panthers. We were known as the twin towers and most folks did think we were twins. We named ourselves Bill and Bob Williams. Lots of good times! Quick story—- Uncle Mack, Nancy’s dad, bought some ducks for his pond. Rodney lived across the road and waking up one morning saw the ducks. He got his gun , crawled on his belly across the pasture, and you guessed it killed Uncle Mack’s ducks!! Hilarious now but not too funny back then!! We continued to play independent basketball after high school and were still the “Twin Towers” but he was better than me! Now he’s playing on the Lord’s team and I’ll join him one day!

Vincent Giaccone

November 20, 2020

Nancy, our condolences to you and Amanda in the passing of Rodney. He was a man of many talents. In our annual gathering at Toledo Bend I enjoyed his humor, love of music and his singing of Eagle's tunes, and his cooking. His smile was the first thing one saw when he entered the room. We thank him for his service in the Air Force in defense of our Nation. God Bless and comfort you and grant you peace.
Vince and Rhenda Giaccone

Alan Hunsberger

November 19, 2020

The memories of experiences with Rodney have flooded in; from shared times hunting and fishing, fire and hazmat responses and training, coffee in the Supers Office, and once or twice sharing an adult beverage. He set the bar on making biscuits. I have nothing but respect and love for that man. My heart goes out to Nancy, Amanda and the grandkids. He was as solid a man as there was and will be sorely missed by family and his many friends.
He was a good friend and a better man.

Jeff and Melanie Cobb

November 19, 2020

Nancy, So saddened by Rodney's passing. Melanine and I were sharing memories of him tonight. We really enjoyed all the cookouts together and the creative appetizers Rodney always made. He was so tall; Melanie was always cautious to make sure the top of the fridge was dusted whenever Rodney was coming over because she knew he was tall enough he'd notice. Always so pleasurable to be around; so kind, smart, and personable. Like so many, we will miss him greatly.

Essie (Scott) Cockrell

November 19, 2020

Nancy, I’m so very sorry to learn of Rodney’s death, and my heart breaks for you in losing such a wonderful person and husband. Please know how much I care and will keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. Larry and I will not attend the service in person due to being very careful regarding the pandemic but my heart and such fond memories of Rodney will be with you in thought. Lonnie sure thought a lot of Rodney and working with him at Exxon, he said he did a great job and was so respected too.
Much love, Essie

Dicey Smith

November 19, 2020

Very fond memories of our growing up years in Pride community and Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Rodney was always very special to me! Much love to you Nancy and prayers for the strength you need at this time

Penny Etue

November 19, 2020

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Rodney. My heart goes out to you during this time. I will be praying for you and your family.

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