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Rodney Dean

February 26, 1959 – February 4, 2021

Rodney Carroll
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation
"Dear Rodney all of your neighbors were stunned to hear of your passing. You were a pillar of our neighborhood. Always caring and int..."
— Pauline and Longview neighbors
"Miss you so much Uncle Rodney. I am so happy to have grown up with you. You have always been special to me. I will definitely miss the capping..."
— Latonya Renee Whiteside
"We love and miss you so much!"
— Aletha Hill & Diane Ware

Obituary for Rodney Dean Carroll

The Legacy of Rodney Carroll aka RC

Rodney was born February 26, 1959 to Josephine M. Johnson and George Washington Carroll, Sr. in French Camp, California. He enjoyed his early childhood with his brothers and sister: Sinclair Gatlin, Roland Carroll, and Brenda Carroll-Lacy. He was the youngest child of this union. Rodney also shared his life with his half-siblings from the previous union of Lucille Aletha and George Washington Carroll, Sr. That union enhanced his family with an additional seven brothers and sisters: Lelious Carroll, Estella Davis, Margaret Larvine, Opal Case, Helen Jefferson, George Carroll, Jr., & Katherine Brown.

After graduation from Edison High School, he started his custodial career. He was employed with Scott Dunham Janitorial for 15 years, 3 years with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and several years with San Joaquin General Hospital before he retired and became an entrepreneur of several businesses. He was an asset to his neighborhood and would accompany the elderly residents on daily walks in his community.

Rodney was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. He was unendingly proud of his children Tasha Carroll, Rodney Carroll, Jr., Stephon Carroll, and Frankie Carroll and always tried his best to support them. He gives the upmost gratitude to Geneva Hayes and Linda Katherine McKinney for their unwavering support in co-parenting with their children together.

Rodney is also survived by his loving partner Lenia Piepho and the following honorary nieces and nephews that were always by his side: Latonya Whiteside, Simon McCormick, Tamika W. Willis, Diane Ware, Aletha Hill, Charles King, Roland Carroll Jr. and Michael Bishop Carroll. Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends also played an important role in his happiness.

Rodney’s hobbies included playing dominoes, singing with his natural baritone voice that could soar to a beautiful soprano, impeccable fashion, enjoying his sweet dog “Diamond”, and watching his favorite football team, the Raiders. Rodney was a true fan of the NFL Raider Nation. He was rowdy, passionate, and devoted from his makeshift “Black Hole” especially with a shot of Hennessey in his hand. Everyone will miss his playful banter playing dominoes and during the big games on TV.

His legacy of family togetherness, hospitality, and natural wit and humor will live on in the hearts of his friends and family forever. We will miss you; save us a seat at a future heavenly party!

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First Visitation

When Thursday, February 25th, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
Colonial Rose Chapel
520 N. Sutter St.
Stockton, CA 95202
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Service Information

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 12:00pm
Pastor Cleve Brown
Colonial Rose Chapel
520 N. Sutter St.
Stockton, CA 95202

Interment Information

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 1:30pm
Stockton Rural Cemetery
2350 Cemetery Lane
Stockton, CA 95204
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