Rodney Lee Robertson, 61, passed away suddenly in his sleep due to health complications in his home on April 29th, 2022. He is preceded in death by his mother Thelma Fern Inman (nee Ashcraft), father Jimmie Joe Robertson, stepfather Michael Inman, stepmother Jenny Robertson, and older brother Ed Robertson. He is survived by his wife Cindy Robertson (nee Woodruff), his son Shane Robertson, older sister Connie Fulford, and younger sister Alice Robertson. Extended family includes multiple generations of nieces and nephews: Bobbi Jo Kanen, Allen Fulford, Jim Bob Fulford, James T Robertson, Lacey Howell, Levi Robertson, Ashley Chapeliere, and Chelsea Chapeliere, and great nieces, and great nephews: Taylor Kanen, Dane Kanen, Dalton Robertson, Devin Robertson, Ember Howell, Talon Howell, Hannah Hall, Brandon Fulford, and Harlee Fulford.
Rodney started his life in Linton, IN and attended Linton-Stockton High School, graduating in 1978. He excelled at numerous sports including track, basketball, baseball, and football while attending. After working in the Chicago area for a few years he eventually settled in Richmond, IN with his wife, Cindy, when they were married in 1986. He worked at various trade jobs until landing at Whitewater Valley REMC in 1998, where he worked as a staking engineer at the height of his career.
His greatest passion in life was coaching, his tireless effort in reinforcing sportsmanship and teamwork helped the Northeastern High School Football Program excel in the Tri-Eastern Conference numerous times as the Special Teams Coach for the Varsity/Junior Varsity Boys Football Team. He also spent multiple years in between his first run as a coach and second announcing the home football games for Northeastern. He also assisted the coaching staff for the Boys Baseball Team at Northeastern.
He was a member of Highland Lakes Golf Club and Elks Richmond, where he spent innumerable hours honing his golf game and helping to organize events.
Rodney loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends, offering a helping hand, and was always quick with a joke to make anyone smile. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and a celebration of life is to be held later this summer in his honor in his hometown.
At this time, no public services will be held. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Wayne County Foundation in memory of Rodney Robertson to support athletic and/or educational scholarships based on dedication and the will power to push past personal goals, 33 S. 7th St., Richmond, IN 47374, or online at waynecountyfoundation.org