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Rodney Pettus

Rodney Pettus, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:50 a.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on December 9, 1955 in Taylorville, IL the son of Thomas A. and Patricia Jane (Flahart) Pettus. Rodney worked as a security specialist for Wareham’s Security and then later as an Electronic Engineer at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. He graduated from Taylorville High School in the Class of 1974 and he served in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his Mother: Patricia Pettus of Taylorville, Twin Brother: Ronald (Susan) Pettus of Mechanicsburg, IL and Brother: Randy (Dawn) Pettus. He was preceded in death by his Father Thomas A. Pettus.

A Private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Pettus

Christine Reed Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

I wanted to send my condolences to Rods family, his mom Patricia and his brothers Ron and Randy. Rod was such a good guy and will always be remembered. Ron, there are many nice comments about Rod and many condolences for the family from his classmates on the THS Class of 1974 Facebook page.

Christine Reed Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

I have been so blessed to have had Rodney as a cousin. Always remember the great fun we had when the families got together. My prayers to Aunt Pat and his brothers Randy and Ronald.

Todd Sloan Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. We were very thankful for the time Rod spent with our family at Wareham's Security. He was a good man.

Wendy Wareham Keller Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Pettus

Kate Sep 11 2019 12:00 AM

Rod was my cousin and I have fond memories of him thru the years. He was a generous man. He will be greatly missed and was truly a good person . We love you Rod!!

William Curtis Sep 10 2019 12:00 AM