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December 4, 1974 ~ September 28, 2018 (age 43)

Michael B. Roderick

Age 43

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, September 28, 2018

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Frances Roderick; grandfather, Arlie Roderick; maternal grandmother, Nina McKinney; maternal grandfather, Leck McKinney; one brother, Tommy Crowder.  He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and was of the Baptist faith.


Survivors include his mother and father,

   Mancel and Betty Roderick of Athens

One daughter, Ashley Nicole Roderick of Athens

Two sons,

   Ethan Allen Roderick of Athens

   Michael James Roderick of Athens

Three brothers and two sisters-in-law,

   Chris Roderick of Athens

   Anthony and Sandy Cochran of Cleveland

   Jeff and Karen Cochran of Cleveland

Two sisters,

   Nola Ann Roderick of Niota

   Teresa Cochran of Sweetwater

Numerous cousins, and other family members.

Special friend, Allen Purdey


Funeral services will be 7 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry King officiating.  Burial will be 11 am Thursday in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Justin Roderick, Zach Roderick, Tim Roderick, Wily McFarland, Calvin Wright, Allen Purdey, and Jimmy McKinney.


The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Michael B. Roderick.

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