OBITUARY

Rodney James Laubach

January 8, 1943February 9, 2021

Rodney James Laubach, adored husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, left his earthly home and joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven on February 9, 2021. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, on January 8, 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Adeline Laubach and his son, Brett Laubach. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rhoda Laubach, son Mike Laubach and wife Susan, daughter Laura McEntire and husband Joe of Colleyville, Texas, grandson Justin Laubach and wife Katie, granddaughters Avery McEntire, Keely McEntire, and Kamryn McEntire, step-granddaughter Emma Petry and husband Skylar, step-grandson Andrew Bushman, great-grandchildren Liam Laubach, Troy Petry, and Addison Petry, sister Lynn Lang of Deer Park, Texas, as well as his large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, and aunt, Mareen Hallmark, of Elk City, Oklahoma.

Rodney graduated from Putnam City High School and Oklahoma City University. His 60 year business career and partnerships included DECO Distributors, BC Steel Buildings, Port Duncan Resort on Grand Lake, Vandament Properties and Paramount Industries. He was still actively involved in business until shortly before his passing. Rodney was a gentle man known for his kindness, wonderfully wry sense of humor, and enthusiastic laugh that brightened any place he entered. He was enormously generous and known as the consummate care-giver for his loved ones. He was devoted to his family and was the one everyone turned to in time of need. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of fishing, hunting, being at a lake or beach and spending time with family. He always had a gold dollar in his pocket, ready for when he lost a bet with his son or grandson. He will be missed dearly.

Viewing will be at Chapel Hill Funeral Home on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4 pm- 8 pm. A private family Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity or church mission program of your choice.

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Justin Laubach

February 15, 2021

As Rodneys grandson, I can say my grandpa was a outstanding grandfather and will always be my “Grandpa”. I have memories my entire life with him and so much of my knowledge today is tribute to all that he taught me weather it was in a trade or hobby or in the importance of God and family. My grandpa truly felt like a best friend that understood me to my core. Grandpa would sit and play with HotWheels with me for hours or take me to the walmart to get a couple of new R/C cars to race each other with , I remember standing around in his garage, in his office at home and much of my childhood even at Deco always finding something new to do or talk about. We had so many wonderful memories together and he will be greatly missed by so many and especially my wife, my son, and myself.


Susan Laubach

February 11, 2021

One of my favorite photos of Rodney at his 70th birthday party. My very favorite thing about my father in law was his snarky laugh. In fact, I think we all lived for it. Will miss you so much.

Susan Rene

George Kennedy

February 11, 2021

I started working for the Laubach family in 1993. Rodger was good to teach me about the horse business. Rodney started managing everything about 2years after I started working. Rodney was a good boss and a great friend we had some good visit at the office and teased the secretary Kelly she was a good sport and lot’s of laughs. We sold horses all over 4 states for a few years. One of the most memorable was in New Mexico. Adeline,Rodney &Rhoda Lynn & husband. We had watch party at the farm when Captain Steve ran in the Kentucky Derby. He ran 2nd. Sport 0 Kings farm was the breeder. Was a great treat to be in the spotlight. Our prayers with the family i am proud to have the honor of knowing Rodney for so many years.

Rob Bright

February 11, 2021

Growing up next door to Mike holds so many memories of Rodney. I fondly remember getting paid “good money” as a teenager during “inventory count season”. If you haven’t experienced DECO back in the day, think Home Depot on steroids.

Rodney’s legacy lives on in the man my buddy Mike has become, the family he has planted, nurtured and grown.

Rest In Peace Rodney.

Love & Respect ..

Rob & Tammy Bright

Michael Laubach

February 11, 2021

One of our many guy trips, huntin & fishin & a little drinkin!❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY