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Rodney Millsaps

March 18, 1960 — March 29, 2019

William “Rodney” Millsaps, 59 of Roan Mountain, Tennessee passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019.Rodney was born on March 18, 1960 in Alexander County to Bruce and Kelsie Millsaps.He is preceded in death by his sister Suzanne Rexrode. He is survived by his wife Melissa and step children Jax and Zoe Gardner of Roan Mountain, daughter Brooke Millsaps, son Matthew Millsaps and wife, Stevie, daughter Brittany Millsaps Phillips, and husband, Seth, and Janet Millsaps, mother of his children. Also surviving are sister Joy Millsaps Fox of Bethlehem, three grandchildren, Tenley and Tate Phillips and Leo Millsaps, nephew Wesley Rexrode and wife, April, nieces Hannah Fox Hefner and husband, Jordan, Chelsea Fox and Rachel Fox, and six great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 3-5 PM with the service to follow at 5 PM at the Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Bumgarner and Rev. Bryan Calhoun officiating.
A graveside service will be held at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, in Taylorsville, North Carolina at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
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(828) 733-2121
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home - Newland

296 Ash Street, Newland, NC 28657

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery

41 Center Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636

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