Rod will be missed by a whole lot of folks, by his wife,
LaDonna, his kids, his grand kids, friends and
relatives, and by the Wasepi Bluegrass Gospel Singers.
He was in the group from the start in 1974. He loved to
get on that old bus, travel to our destination, set up
the equipment, in the hot or the cold, just so he could
have a shot at telling others how much he loved
the Lord. Somehow, I had a feeling that he could
never find just that right words to describe how much he
appreciated what the Lord had done for him and how much
he loved the Lord. He loved to sing and shout
hallelujah, shout AMEN when one was needed, and say a
word for the Lord, even in situations when it seemed
unpopular. Many, many times Rod spoke of how we are just
living here temporarily and that his desire was to get
to his Heavenly home. Well, he's made it in fine fashion.
Rod was a great song writer. His songs spoke of worship
and admiration to the Lord, and of what the Lord had
done for him. Many of the songs he recorded were ones
that he had written. Many of his songs were never
recorded. Someday I'd like to hear him sing those songs
when we reach that other shore.
Jack (1st cousin and brother in the Lord)
Here are some photos and memories.