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Kilgroe Funeral Home

1750 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL

OBITUARY

Rodney K. Tittle Sr.

August 25, 1946July 21, 2020
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Whether you knew him as Rodney or RT, Rodney Kenneth Tittle, was a force to be reckoned with. You always knew that he was in the room because he had both a strong personality and a towering physical presence. Quick with a laugh, Rodney could disarm almost anyone with his charm and persuade them to listen to what he had to say. He had a life filled with love for his family and friends, and will be greatly missed. Rodney was a devoted member of Central Baptist Church in Argo. Rodney was always evangelizing and wanted to help those that needed God’s love in their life. He always strived to be a good Christian example to his community, even if in unconventional ways. After being a bit wild in his youth, Rodney settled down and became a force for good in people’s lives. For example, Rodney could start out just having a beer with someone at The Central Club in Leeds and before you know it, he’d help bring Christ into their life. His ability to relate and understand what they might be going through helped him connect with all types of people---this was his gift from God. In addition to his devotion to church, Rodney was a well-respected businessman in the Leeds community. As the owner of a trucking company for over 35 years, he worked hard cultivating respect and goodwill with his clients and friends. He had a life-long love of golf, which he shared with many of his buddies and his son, Ken. More recently he enjoyed tracking the baseball exploits of his two young grandsons, always hoping to hear that they had “knocked the cover off the ball.” Rodney had friends far and wide, who he considered to be like his family. Rodney was just shy of his 74th birthday when he passed on July 21st. He was born August 25, 1946 to the late Era Mae Adkins and Chester Sylvester Tittle. Rodney also had two brothers, Terry Tittle (Carolyn) and Steve Tittle, both of Argo. He was blessed to have been part of a loving family. His surviving wife of the last 36 years is Shirley Gail Armstrong. Rodney and Shirley were married in 1984 and enjoyed many happy years together. Whether they were hanging out with close friends, or taking a relaxing trip to the beach, Shirley and Rodney had fun and loved being together. Sara Beth, their only child together, was the light of their life. Her life was tragically cut short by a long-term illness and she passsed away in 2015. His surviving daughter, Stacy Dawson had these words to say about Rodney, “I was asked to say a few words about my favorite memories of my Dad. Our situation was different. I didn’t grow up knowing my Dad. I knew his name, but was an adult before we developed a relationship. We started as friends and saw each other from time to time, but we always let life get in the way. Over the past several months while he’s been sick, I was blessed to have him here in the final days of his life. I loved him, and I know he loved me, and we got to show each other that love in the purest, realest form. During this time he became more than my friend, more than my Dad, he became my ‘Daddy’.”

Rodney’s children and survivors are Ken Tittle (Angel) of Atlanta, Stacy Walters Dawson (Will) of Pell City, and the late Sara Beth Tittle. His grandchildren are Hudson and Carter Tittle of Atlanta. He loved all of his family, children and grandchildren. Visitation Services are on Sunday, July 26 for family from 12-1 pm, and friends from 1-3 pm at Kilgroe Funeral Home (1750 Ashville Rd, Leeds 35094). Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private, family-only burial ceremony will be held later. It will be performed by Pastor Dewey Corder from Central Baptist Church in Argo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Rodney Kenneth Tittle.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation at Kilgroe Funeral Home

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • All other services are private

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Paul Wise

July 28, 2020

Rodney was one of my best friends growing up. I can recall many days of my youth shared with Rodney and his brother,Terry. I am so glad that that I was able to see him a few times in the past few years and so saddened to hear the news of his passing.
My prayers are with his family.

Lynn White

July 25, 2020

Rodney was such a kind soul. Always a smile on his face. It meant so much when he performed the Funeral service for George, his kindness will never be forgotten. He will be dearly missed.

So ya Miller

July 25, 2020

Mere words have a hard time describing Rodney. You had to know him and to know Rodney Tittle was to love him and feel his love in return. As a member of LHS Class of 65, he was always present when we got together, and what a presence he was! At the last event, over and over ... “Where’s Rodney?” It was one of the very few he missed. He will always be missed and remembered!
Rest In Peace, our dear, wonderful friend.

John Russell

July 25, 2020

God gained one of His sons. They don't make them like RT anymore. He will be truly missed.

Teresa Brooks

July 24, 2020

So sorry to hear this...My Dad was friend's with Rodney .. They offer trucked together.. Sending prayers for the family and friends..

Cindy Benfield

July 24, 2020

You and your family have blessed my life more than you’ll ever know. Much love to you all💙

Phillip Waggett

July 24, 2020

When you’re in the presence of Rodney Tittle his love of Lord Jesus radiated from him. His love for Jesus was infectious. Rodney had the joy and peace that comes from God that we all seek. I have never achieved what he had at that level and spending time with him always made me feel stronger in my faith. I was in Rodney’s senior Sunday school class at different times over the years and I was in it regularly since July 2018. I do believe the Lord led me back to Rodney so I could enjoy time with his teaching again. There are many a good teacher but Rodney was the most influential teacher in my life. He was a strait shooter, no bull Gospel preaching/teaching kind of guy. He did not mind ruffling anyone’s feather about had they shared Christ with others. Rodney was a man of devotion and strength. From the loss of Sarah Beth to the last time he made it to teach us-he never let us forget the power of Sara Beth’s love of the Lord and the strength of her faith. I know it broke his heart but her witness to others gave power to Rodney to keep on keeping on until they would meet again. Rodney suffered a lot physically over the past 24 months but no matter how bad he felt, he would get to Central Baptist church come heck or high water to teach us every Sunday. Some days after the class he could barely get out of his chair to make the walk to the Sunday worship service but he’d prevail and take his seat. Each Sunday I always looked forward hearing those amens from Rodney during Dewey’s messages-I sure did love hearing it. No doubt I will miss seeing and hearing Rodney-but I have stored up memories of him to carry me thru the rest of my life. Blessings, grace and peace to his family with my utmost respect and sympathies at this time.
Phillip Waggett and family.

Kathy & Johnny Stokes

July 24, 2020

Dear Shirley, Ken, Stacy, Terry, Steve, & Family,
We are praying for you all during this most difficult time. We pray for the good Lord to bless you with his grace, peace, and the strength to carry on. Rodney was a good man who loved his family and all of his many friends, present and past. We will continue to pray for you all. God bless your hearts.
Johnny R. & Kathy K. Stokes
LHS - 1965

Brandi Villar

July 24, 2020

Rodney was many things to many people and he touched so many lives. He will forever be cherished in our hearts.

James M. Taylor

July 23, 2020

To family and freinds my condolences to all.I've known Rodney since we were teenagers,he was a character then as he was all his life. A good friend to all. He will surely be missed.RIP IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

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