Juan “Cochise” Roddy

March 04, 1960 ‒ February 02, 2018

Dayton, Ohio
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio


DAYTON: Juan “Cochise” Roddy went to be with the Lord Friday evening, February 2, 2018. He was 57.

He was born March 4, 1960 in Lorain to parents Pearlie Roddy and Nancy Jean Johnson and attended Mansfield Senior High School.

On May 5, 1985 he married Roxanna Rinehart who survives.

Cochise worked at Faurecia automotive manufacturing in Troy for over 23 years, where he worked in the tube mill as a fork lift operator.  He was proud to be the senior team member in his area.

Cochise loved to work on cars.  He could fix any vehicle and took pride in restoring what others would scrap.  If he happened across a garage sale, Cochise was stopping because undoubtedly there was a treasure there he had to have… only if it cost less than $3!  He was a gifted haggler determined to get a good deal.

Under his tough exterior Cochise was happy and content with a great compassion for humanity.  He always found time for his grandkids, friends and family.  He was generous of his time helping others.  Cochise was also a great storyteller with a real knack for captivating his audience.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Roxanna Roddy of Piqua, children Amber Roddy of Piqua, Nathaniel Roddy of Dayton, Xavier Roddy of Marietta, GA; grandchildren Alondra Phillips, Raeuan Williams, Davon and Owen Roddy; siblings Carol Ann Johnson of Mansfield, Myrtle Bell, Rhonda Johnson both of Columbus, Steve Johnson of Mansfield and Terry Johnson of Columbus; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Denise (Timothy) Dunn, Lynda (Cecil) Nolen, Robert (Monique) Rinehart, and Harold (Jennifer) Rinehart; along with nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Jeff and Jessie Johnson, siblings Michael and Loretta Johnson; uncles Jeffrey Lewis, Jr. and Deluster Paige, Sr.

The Roddy family will receive friends Friday February 9, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A Homegoing Service will be held Saturday at 11 am in The Oasis of Love Church, 190 Chester Avenue.  Friends may call the hour prior. Elder Tommy McClain will speak. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery on Monday at 10 am.

The family will also receive friends at the home of Cochise’s sister Carol Johnson at 621 King Street daily beginning Tuesday from 5-8 pm until the day of the funeral.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Roddy family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • My heartfelt sympathy go out to the Roddy family. Those who die, God keeps them in his memory, because they are precious in his eyes Psalms 116:15. May your fond memories of Cochise bring you comfort in a time of grief.

  • Roxanna,

    I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

  • To the family you have my deepest condolences,Cochise and I went to school together very nice young man always had me laughing. The passing of Cochise really touch my heart to the family I will be praying for you all.

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with the Roddy family. Juan you maybe out of site but will always be in our minds. Ive listened to Leo talk about the fun you and he had for the past 15 yrs and he loved every memory he shared with you! He thought of you as his brother but best friend….yes you will be missed but Never Forgotten!!! Much love we send your way Cochise!!!! God be with us all during this time!

  • WOW!Our last hug was unknowingly Fathers Day weekend 2017(which I will cherish).My Condolences to the Roddy/Johnson Family. Rest Easy Chochise.Love You Brother.Until we meet again!Rest Easy…

  • My dear friend you had a way with personality but my family liked you very much. I was always glad to see you.
    You always respected everyone around us. I was even sadden more when last night you appeared in my dream. You gave me a hug that brought tears to my eyes. God bless all the family.
    I’m proud to let you know, you knew how much I loved cooking and always keep it up your really gonna be good at it one day. Well guess what my friend I can only say I wish you could taste my food now Lol. Jehovah will keep you in his memory.