OBITUARY

George Rodney Caswell

January 10, 1947December 2, 2017
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George Rodney “Rod” Caswell, 70, of Tallahassee died Saturday, December 2nd, at Big Bend Hospice. A native of Freeport Florida, he came to Tallahassee in 1967 from Marianna. Rod began his 34-year career with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Special Agent. Over his time with FDLE, he was the head of many divisions and retired as a Division Director in 2004.

Rod’s passion was his family and friends. He loved spending as much time with them as he could. He enjoyed watching Game Day with his boys and was an avid Florida State Football fan. Other than being at home with his family, he enjoyed spending time at his home away from home, Crystal Lake in Chipley, Florida where he particularly enjoyed celebrating the Fourth of July with his wife, sons, grandkids and extended family.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nancy McCall; children: Lee (Kellie) of Tallahassee, Luke (Helen) of Chipley; and grandchildren: Courtney and Taylor Grace, both of Tallahassee.

Services

  • Memorial Celebration Friday, December 8, 2017

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Robert Pennington

December 18, 2017

I am sorry to hear about Rod's passing. I worked with him in my early years with FDLE when we both worked for the Commissioner. A true gentleman and reliable friend. Condolences to the family.

Devon

December 15, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Paula Guidry

December 8, 2017

I was honored to work with Rod at FDLE in the 70's and 80's. I found him to be an excellent communicator and the consummate Southern Gentleman. It was a pleasure to know him. I am sorry for your loss. I was able to be at the celebration of his life, but could not spend more time as I am recovering from heart surgery.

Jim and Martha McNamara

December 8, 2017

Rod Caswell was a gentleman and a true professional. I was honored to work with him and for him at FDLE for many years. His friendly manner and genuine smile will be missed by all who knew him. Our sincerest condolences to Nancy, Lee, Luke and his entire family.

Michael Crawford

December 8, 2017

Nancy, my condolences to you and your family. Rodney, a friend in high school and roommates my soph., his freshman, year at Chipola. Great guy and he will be missed by many and created memories for all. Bless you and your family.....

Richard Jackson

December 8, 2017

Sorry to hear of Rods passing. Prayers for the family.

December 8, 2017

Nancy, Lee & Luke-
We wish we could be there with you today to celebrate Rod's life with family & friends, but we are in Sarasota with Diana's Mother.
We enjoyed working with Rod at FDLE.
We shared many fun moments with Luke & Griffin playing flag football, Lee coaching them, and Nancy & Rod cheering them on from the stands on chilly Saturday mornings.
We pray that your memories of wonderful times with Rod will help you through this difficult time.
Maury, Diana & Griffin Kolchakian

Jerry Bahr

December 8, 2017

Rod was a super person and I will remember him always. My condolences to Nancy and family. It was my pleasure to see Rod almost weekly after we retired.

Jeff Long

December 7, 2017

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Rod's passing. Rod was a dear and close friend and colleague with whom we had shared so many trials and triumphs of our personal lives and the ups and downs of our careers at FDLE. No matter what the issue, Rod could always be counted on to "listen with his heart", and to provide kind and thoughtful counsel with his trademark West Florida twang...yet always with a touch of humor. Carole and I were fortunate enough to have visited in Tallahassee with Rod and Nancy about a year ago, and spent our precious time together catching up on our lives since retirement. Rod's passionate commitment to his family was clear, as always, and his genuine interest and concern for us and ours confirmed and defined his character and place in my heart as a true, "old" friend...the kind that is rare...and one who will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Rod. And may God grant Nancy, Luke and Lee that "...peace that passes all understanding" as they mourn his loss.

Jim Myers

December 6, 2017

I met Rod many years ago while going to FSU and working at FDLE with his brother Brailey. Throughtout my career he was always so kind and cordial and wanted to know how I was doing when we ran into each other. He was certainly a fine man! My condolences to all of Rod's family and friends.

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