Larry Gene Roddy

March 6, 1950 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Larry Roddy Obituary



Larry Roddy, age 73, went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 23, 2024.  He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. As a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Larry served the people of Dayton and surrounding areas for many years as an Attorney at Law.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force for 6 years.  Larry was also a member of the Sale Creek Church of God.

   He played basketball and baseball at Soddy Daisy High School where he graduated in 1968.  After receiving a Business Degree from UTC, he obtained a Law Degree, graduating in the top 10 of his class from the University of Memphis School of Law.  Larry practiced law in Chattanooga with State Senator William H. Ortwin from 1978-2002.  He practiced law in Dayton from 2002-Jan. 2024.

Young people were always important, and he coached a summer baseball program at Sale Creek High School from 2001-2003.  Another program dear to his heart was recovery. He began a program in Rhea County for Alcohol and Drug abuse, a Thursday night support group in Dayton called H.E.L.P. in addition to racing a car he called the Holy Ghost where he gave away Bibles to young children at the race track.  Eternity alone will reveal the impact he has had on the lives of so many.

Larry was preceded by his parents; father, Billy Gene Roddy, Austin and Ruby June McDonald.  He is survived by his loving wife Gaynelle Goins Roddy who worked with him and stayed by his side throughout his illness.  He was proud of his six children, Julie (Jason) Everett, of Soddy Daisy, TN, Allison (Ben) Herd, of Ten Mile, TN, Jonathan Roddy of Ooltewah, TN, Amanda (Daniel) Levi, Gabrielle Roddy, and Jasmine Thomas, all of Dayton.  Putting the biggest smiles on his face were his eight grandchildren, Alexander and Sara Herd, Chelsea and Brycen Levi, Khloe Roddy, Owen Johnston, Brayden and Abbie Colburn. He had one great grandchild, Colte Alexander Herd. He is also survived by three brothers, Steve Roddy of Chattanooga TN, Billy Roddy of Cleveland, TN, and Cory Standifer of Sale Creek, TN, sisters Susan (Bobby) Kean and Carol Roddy of Jasper TN, several nieces and nephews and special nephew Hiram Goins.

A celebration of life will be held at the Sale Creek Church of God Tuesday, February 27 at 7 PM with Brother Terry Bolton officiating.

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Celebration of Life
February 27, 2024

7:00 PM
Sale Creek Church


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