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Roderick Allen McGlohon, Sr.

Roderick Allen McGlohon, Sr.
  • September 22, 1936 - March 28, 2015
  • Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • Charity of your own choice

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“So sorry to hear of your loss...I remember him quite well ..He was a good friend of my Dads (Lenwood Dixon) who passed away eight years ago. I bet...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Dixon Leggett - NC - friend

“Dawn and Jim,Our condolences at this time. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: George and Emilee Peterson - NC

“Dawn and Allen I have just learned of your dad's death. I am so sorry. I always thought the world of him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Davis - Greenville

“Allen & Dawn,Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers sent your way during this time. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: John Michaletz - Rocky Mount, NC

“So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Mac several years when he was in Tarboro, he was one of my favorite engineers, I can see him now,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Kay w. Norville - falkland, NC

“My husband, Roger Phillips, was an early playmate of Roderick when they lived in Penderlea. He had fond memories of their times together and he...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Phillips - Nashville, NC

“Dear Mac,We served time in Korea together many moons ago and you also were a very special neighbor and friend. I will miss you greatly. Take care...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Cleo Allen Newton - Willard, NC

“Dawn and Allen our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mac will be dearly missed, he loved you both. Rest in Peace Mac. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: William & Lorie Losew - NC

“Dawn, We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kris Harris

“Dawn and Allen, you have been so faithful in loving and caring for your dad. You are an example for the rest of us. Please know that we are here...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bryan, Ann, Jonah, Jordan and Faith Creech - NC

“Allen, Thinking of you during this time of grief. Know you and family are in our continued daily prayers. Jeffery & Sharon Warren ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jeffery Warren - Kinstpn, NC

“So sorry for your loss. Edward and I were always very fond of Roderick. Will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Pittman - Rocky Mt., NC

Mr. Roderick Allen "Mac" McGlohon, Sr., age 78 of Rocky Mount, NC, went home to meet his Lord and Savior on March 28, 2015 at Nash Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Potts Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Willard, NC, conducted by Pastor Gary Blood. There will be a visitation from 5:30-7:00 pm on April 1, 2015 at Englewood Assembly of God in Rocky Mount, NC.
Rod is survived by his son, Allen McGlohon and wife Gayle of Rocky Mount, NC, his daughter, Dawn McGlohon and husband Jim King of Rocky Mount, NC; two grandsons, Patrick McGlohon of Rocky Mount, NC and Luke King of Rocky Mount, NC and his sister, Jeanette McMillan of Wilmington, NC. "Uncle Rod" will be missed by his niece, Karen McMillan Brown, husband Jeff and son Jason of Lynchburg, VA and nephews, David McMillan, wife Lisa and daughters Kayla and Brooke of Watha, NC and Tom Smith and children Elliott and Alex of Rose Hill, NC. Also left to cherish Mac's memory is special friend, Lynda Burgess of Clayton, NC.
He was born on September 22, 1936 in Pitt County to the late Soloman Allen and Aileene Pittman McGlohon. He was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine Smith McGlohon.
Rod graduated from Penderlea High School in 1954 and joined the U. S. Army where he served in the Signal Corps in Korea. After returning home, he married the love of his life, Geraldine Smith of Harrells, and began a long career as a telephone equipment installer and engineer. The McGlohon family moved often in those early years, living in 36 different towns and 12 states until settling permanently in Rocky Mount, NC in 1967. Rod coached Little League Baseball, girls' softball and was an active member of Marvin United Methodist Church. After he retired from Sprint in 1998, Rod moved back to Pender County to plow the beloved black dirt of his Penderlea homestead. He rejoined his boyhood church, Potts Memorial Presbyterian Church. As a gentleman farmer, Rod also tended to his pecan trees, blueberry bushes, cats and bees, while allowing plenty of time for fishing, hunting and traveling. Rod especially enjoyed many hours in his boat on the river with his favorite fishing partner, Bill Robbins, and with his children and grandsons. He tried to teach them everything he knew. He made sure to instill a love of the outdoors by spending as much time with his grandsons, of whom he was so proud. He also adored and spoiled his dogs, Jake and Rambo.
The family would like to thank Ginny Bass and Thelma Wood who became part of our family this past year. They would also like to thank the congregation of Englewood Assembly of God, therapists and the 5th floor nursing staff at Nash Hospital for their love and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a memorial in Roderick's memory to a charity or church of your choice.
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A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.