Rodney R. Henwood
October 22, 1938 ‒ June 04, 2021
Rodney R. Henwood, age 82 of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 at Knox community Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on October 22, 1938 in Mount Vernon Ohio, the son of Walter “Mac” and Esther (Hillier) Henwood. Moving at age eight, he was a lifetime resident of Fredericktown.
Rodney was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon. Serving on various boards and committees and actively involved with the Golden Circle Sunday School Class.
Rodney spent many years working with the building and trades industry throughout north central Ohio through the Buckeye Steel and Plumbing Supply Company.
His greatest interests and enjoyment centered on family and community. He served many years as a member of the Fredericktown Community Fire Board. A 1956 graduate of Fredericktown High School, he continued to support both through involvement in community projects with the fire board and athletic boosters.
For many years he seldom missed a Freddie football, basketball or baseball game, home or away. He was frequently seen seated top row center at volleyball, and girls’ and boys’ basketball games quietly cheering the Freddies. In 2018 Rodney was recognized as the Dale Peterson Outstanding Freddie Fan.
Rodney loved the family events, feasts, and holiday get-togethers, and closely followed the life events of numerous nieces and nephews. He was an avid outdoors person, hunting, cutting wood, and discussing farming practices. He enjoyed construction and woodworking activities, frequently restoring antique furniture, wagons, and sleighs.
He is survived by his children Diane L Henwood of Mount Vernon; Debra L Henwood (Paul Haynes) of Columbus; Chris (Kathie) Henwood of Fredericktown; brother-in-law Art Dremann, and sister-in-law Nancy Henwood, both of Fredericktown. He is also survived by numerous extended family.
In addition to his parents, Rodney was predeceased by his sister Beverly Dremann and brother Larry Henwood.
The family will observe private services.
Memorial contributions in Rodney’s name may be made to the Fredericktown Athletic Boosters or the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Rodney R. Henwood.
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