Rev. Earl D. Roderick

July 15, 1928May 2, 2013

HAUGHTON, LA – Graveside services for Rev. Earl David Roderick, 84, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Hill Crest Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Earl Taylor and Dr. Randy Harper.

Mr. Roderick was born on July 15, 1928, and entered into his reward on Thursday morning, May 2, 2013. Earl has been a minister and served the Lord since the youthful age of 16 years, pastoring throughout Louisiana. He served his country as Chaplain in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

Mr. Roderick was preceded in death by his parents, Earl L. Roderick and Ethel (McMicken) Roderick; and his sister, Joan Roach. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Robbie (Dyke) Roderick; daughter, Mary Young and husband, Reginald; sons, Robert Roderick and wife, Beverly, and Michael Roderick and wife, June; grandchildren, Andrew, Kyle and Victoria Roderick, Lauren St. Clair and Krystal Luna; and great-grandchildren, Jayson Luna, Jr. and Jacob Luna.

Memorials may be made to Camp Bethany, Northwest LA War Veteran’s Home, or the charity of choice.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rev. Earl D. Roderick

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Eileen Smiley

May 5, 2013

So sorry for your loss. We have good memories of your serving at Hosston Baptist Church. Will be remembering your family in my prayers.
Eileen Wynn Smiley

Pam Pullig Vascocu

May 4, 2013

So very sorry for your loss. I have great memories of the family and Bro. Roderick at Ashland Baptist Church. Prayers for all of your family.

May 4, 2013

So very sorry for your loss! Fond memories of your days in Hosston!sincerely Jami Jo Martin Alexander

Diane Warren

May 4, 2013

Mrs. Roderick, Mary, Robert, Michael and families, Bro Roderick has a special place in our hearts. He Baptized Randy and Married us 34 years ago this year. We have wonderful memories of our time together at Ashland Baptist Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Love you All. Randy, Diane & Evan Warren

Ann Hammond-DeFriend

May 4, 2013

Mike, as everyone else feels, your dad was very special. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dr. David Kirby

May 4, 2013

Mrs Roderick,Robert, Michael, and Mary Many great memories of serving in the pulpit with Bro.Roderick as choir director at Hosston Baptist.There was the time I was singing the King is Coming and I missed a few words and it kept getting worse and finally had to stop.This had never happened before and Bro. Roderick got up and put his hand on my shoulder and said "We all thought David was perfect till now, but now we know he is just like the rest of us".I started over and did the song perfectly thanks to him. He was a good tenor and there are so many other good memories. I am sure he is preaching and singing once again with the angelic choir. May you the family rejoice that he is where he wants to be and that we will all see him again in our heavenly home. God bless you all.

Patricia Bates

May 4, 2013

So many fond memories of Bro. Roderick from when he was at Ashland Baptist. He touched my life and countless others. My prayers are with you Mrs . Roderick, Michael and Robert

Caren Barron

May 3, 2013

So sorry to hear this. Mrs. Roderick, you and your family are in our prayers. May god bless you.

Bess Badgley

May 3, 2013

Bro. Roderick was a very special person. He gave comfort and solace to countless number of people. My prayers go out to Mrs. Roderick, his children and their families.

Kerry Kirby

May 3, 2013

Very sorry to hear this! Robert and Michael you are in my prayers. Great memories growing up with all of you in Hosston.