Homegoing Celebration Remembering the Life of Mr. Rodney Tavaris "TO" Oden, 34, of Anniston, Alabama will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Kelly Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Ted Chatman officiating. There will be a public viewing for Mr. Oden on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 2-6 p.m. and a family wake from 6-8 p.m. at S.M. Goodson Funeral Home. Professional services entrusted to S.M. Goodson Funeral Home-Talladega. Mr. Rodney "TO" Oden began his earthly journey on October 9, 1986, to the union of the Rodney S. Oden and Angela Chatman Oden in Anniston, Alabama. Rodney received his formal education in the Talladega County School System and was a 2005 graduate of Munford High School. He working career began soon after and he later became an OTR Truck Driver for over six years with Gold Star Logistics his final job at the time of his demise. Because he was a hardworking young man, Rodney also landed a second job working with Door Dash Delivery, which was what he enjoyed doing and unfortunately, this was what Rodney was doing at the time of his death; but his heart and passion was with his family. He loved his family, and his prize possessions were his two nephews, Frankie and Tyler. Rodney was loved dearly by his family and friends. Affectionately known by many as "Tavaris" or "TO", Rodney was well known for the love he had for his entertainment as a DJ, playing basketball, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. When he wasn't working and loving on his family, you could often find him swimming or on his phone playing many different mind mastered games….. Rodney answered the call of his Master on Thursday, July 15, 2021, for his eternal meeting Leaving behind all the troubles of this sinful, evil world and joining his heavenly family of beloved grandparents Earlene "Sonny" Oden and Harry Jenkins and a special uncle, Hiram Gregory Chatman. Leaving behind to cherish all his love and precious memories are: a loving devoted wife of 4 years, Natosha Norwood Oden; parents, Rodney S. Oden and Angela Chatman Oden; daughter, Ty'liyah Chanel Oden; sister, Erica (Frankie) Hearn of Las Vegas, NV; grandparents, Henry Chatman and Flossie Chatman; two special nephews, Trey and Tyler Hearn; a dear cousin that was like a brother, Michael Paul McLeod; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relative and friends. Rodney will truly be missed by all the lives he has touched. S.M. Goodson Funeral Home and Crematory Talladega Sheffton M Goodson 256.480.3177
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Published by The Anniston Star on Jul. 21, 2021.