Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina
As requested by God, James Rodney Deason, 63, of 113 Apex Street in Laurens, crossed
over to Heaven the 14th of September 2020. Rodney was the youngest of four children born
to James and Betty who preceded him in death along with our beloved sister Linda. He was
an intricate part of our family, a kind and gentle soul, who lived life to the fullest. Rodney, along
with his siblings, experienced the life of an Air Force family living in Iowa, Montana, England and
Texas before settling in Laurens. He acquired many friends all over the country and became like
a family member of other families. Missing him the most is his pet companion Boolie whom we
will love and take care of.
The five Elders of our family would text a Good morning message every morning. Those who
did not respond were called and checked on. Rod missed Tuesdays check in. We know he
moved on to be with Linda and others. Us remaining Elders will continue this tradition knowing
that a simple good morning and I love you has an everlasting impact and understanding it may
our last Good Morning. Until we meet again.
Love you Rod.
Rodney will be cremated and his ashes distributed at his favorite location. There will be a private
family tribute at a later date for Rodney. Those who want to express their condolences can do so
online at Gray Funeral Home or contribute to The Laurens County Animal Shelter.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens