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Raymond Earl Roderick, 81, of Grafton, passed away on Saturday (Feb. 11, 2017) at Grafton City Hospital.
He was born in Fairmont, on Feb. 12, 1935, the son of the late Namen and Goldie Pearl (Little) Roderick.
Raymond worked in the Housekeeping Department of Fairmont General Hospital for more than 29 years.
He was a good Christian man and a member of the First Baptist Church of Grafton. His favorite pastime was deer hunting.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Earlene Esther (Franks) Roderick; three stepsons, Dennis Williams of Boothsville, Roy Williams and his wife Joyce of Fairmont, and Jack Williams and his wife Amelia of Core; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Lettie Lee Toothman of Fairmont, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, Raymond was preceded in death by two sons in infancy; a stepdaughter, Patricia Morrison; a brother, Reverend Charles Roderick; and two sisters, Elouise Costello and Virginia Wolfe.
Friends and family will be received from 5-8 p.m. Monday, from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Orville Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Janes Memorial Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with the Roderick family at www.carpenterandford.com
Published on February 12, 2017
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