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Rodney Lee "Rocky" Langman


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Rodney Lee "Rocky" Langman Obituary
Rodney Lee "Rocky" Langman

Farragut, TN

Rodney Lee "Rocky" Langman, age 74, of Farragut, TN, formerly of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away Friday morning, September 14, 2018.

Rod was a parishioner of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to study history at the graduate level. Rod played competitive tennis for most of his life, winning dozens of titles in both singles and doubles. He had a lifelong appreciation for music and amassed an impressive and eclectic collection of albums. Rod was a skilled conversationalist with a quick wit and the ability to argue even the most controversial topics with respect. He retired from Kimberly-Clark as a Senior Systems Analyst after 40 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Ruth Ann Langman; parents, Donald Langman (a decorated World War II veteran who was killed in action and was the recipient of numerous medals, including The Distinguished Service Cross) and Edyth Holcomb Langman Van Denzen; brother, Michael Van Denzen.

He is survived by his son, Mitchell Langman of Boston, Massachusetts; daughter, Sara Sumner and granddaughter, Sophie Sumner of West Hartford, Connecticut; former wife, Sue Langman; brothers, Tom and Randy Van Denzen; sister Tammy Struck; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday followed by a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel.

A Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Lake View Cemetery.

A Celebration of Rod's life will follow in Fox Run Club House (12804 Norden Drive, Farragut, TN 37934).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KREST, a local non-profit focused on providing tennis lessons and support to underprivileged children in Knoxville, www.krestfoundation.org

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Langman family. www.clickfh.com
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2018
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