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Gregory Todd Roden

January 18, 1965 ~ June 30, 2019 (age 54)
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  Gregory Todd Roden, 54, departed his earthly life, on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.  He was born January 18, 1965, in Morgan County to Joe Mac Roden and Jessie Ruth "Jake"  Green.  Visitation will be Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, followed by a Celebration of Life, officiated by Bro. Bill Stone and Bro. Krel Buckelew, at Peck Funeral Home, Hartselle, Alabama. Graveside service and Interment will be at Hartselle Memory Gardens. 
   He is survived by his parents: Jessie Ruth "Jake"  and Claude Sturdivant, Jr., a brother: Scott Roden (Sharon Cannon), Uncle: James Roden (Evelyn), Aunt: Joan Green Ozbolt (Joe), Nephew: Josh Roden (Ana), Niece: Amber Ricci (Lauren), and many cousins and friends. 

   He is preceded in death by his father: Joe Mac Roden, grandparents: Arlin and Bernice Peek Roden, Jesse and Ruth Oakes Green, Uncles: Ellis and Russell Green, Aunts: Agnes Weeks, Bonnie Holmes and Deliphene Miller. 

   Greg was a big fan of Alabama Football and Braves Baseball.  His knowledge of the players and the games themselves was amazing. He even would try to predict the score of the Alabama Games and write it in his notebook. He loved to "Eat Out" and would encourage people to schedule date to do that, and enter it into his pocket calender. He loved his home church, Hamby's Chapel UMC, where he was a member. He was a resident at Summerford Nursing Home for the last  2 1/2 years, where he made many friends and received loving care. He thoroughly enjoyed the activities, especially bingo, where he received many stuffed animals as prizes. 

   Greg was a happy and very loving person despite the many challenges life threw at him. He had heart surgery at the age of five, cerebral palsey, but the most difficult was Parkinson's Disease developed five years ago that disabled him the most - His strength and difficulty swallowing. Difficulty swallowing lead to frequent aspiration and pneumonia that resulted in his death.  

Pallbearers will be Cousins.     

In lieu of flowers: family requests that memorials be made to Hamby's Chapel. UMC, P.O. Box 247,  Eva, AL 35621 (Thank You) 

Peck Funeral Home                   
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL  35640
256.773.2543 (Fax)

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