He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Alice Ward and a brother, Jim.
Rodney graduated from Jonesboro High School.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany.
Rodney was a farmer and worked at the Jonesborough Water Department until his retirement.
The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 PM, Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Fairview Cemetery with military honors.
Condolences may be sent to the Ward family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821