Mr. Raymond Carlisle Roddey, 79, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Reverend Clint Davis and Dr. Dwight Pearson officiating. The interment will in Chester Memorial Gardens.
Born August 13, 1937 in Chester County, Mr. Roddey was a son of the late Belvin Barber Roddey, Sr. and Juanita Dunn Roddey Thrailkill. He was a graduate of Chester High School and a member of the Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon. Mr. Roddey also enjoyed cooking for church functions. He was former Civil Defense Director of Chester County, founding member of the Chester County Rescue Squad in 1964, the first director of the Chester County Emergency Services and was formerly employed with Wrights Home for Funerals.. Mr. Roddey was elected Chester County Manager in 1974 and served in this position for thirty-two years. He was also former President of the South Carolina Association of Counties. Mr. Roddey was the voice of Chester High School Cyclones for over forty-seven years.
He is survived by his wife of over fifty-nine years, Lois Hyatt Roddey, two sons, John Carlisle Roddey and Lee Roddey (Pam) both of Chester; two grandsons, Andrew Roddey and Evan Roddey both of Chester; one sister, Bernice Roddey Miller of Chester and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, B.B. Jr. and Harry Roddey and two sisters, Aileen Knox and Eloise Bagley.
Memorials may be made to the Chester A.R.P Church, PO Box 174, Chester, SC 29706.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com.
Barron Funeral Home
133 Wylie Street
Chester, SC 29706
Published in The Herald on Jan. 11, 2017