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Rodney “Rod” Craig Richmond, born October 19, 1961 in Anaheim, California passed away Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California. Rodney Richmond was a husband, a father, a “grampa,” and man with a heart of gold. A fierce fan of the LA Rams, loyal supporter of his AutoZone family, world traveling skier, and lover of NHRA Top Fuel drag racing. He was salt of the earth, he loved what he did, and he embraced hard work. Work and friendships were such a big part of his life, he was so proud of the relationships that he forged and maintained. He loved running into old teachers and classmates from long ago.

While born in Anaheim, he has been a lifelong resident of Sonora, CA. He went to Curtis Creek Elementary School, played football at Sonora High School, and went on to play football and earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Business through Fresno State University.

Rodney leaves behind a family who loved him, including his wife Mary, his daughters Melissa and Megan and their families from Knoxville, Tennessee, brother Clay and wife Kathy and their family, stepmother Barbara, stepsister Debbie and her family, stepchildren Emily and her husband Jake and children Ellis and Glen, Evan and Heather, and Andrew and Janelle and their family, and many more loved ones.

Rodney was preceded in death by his mother, Laverne, his father, Dick, and close knit step brother, Paul. Rodney will be buried at the Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora on Sunday, November 12, 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, our family’s preferred charity.

Inurnment will be in Mt. Shadow Cemetery in Sonora, California.   Terzich & Wilson Cremation-Funeral Home entrusted with Cremation arrangements.

  • Date of Death: 09/07/2023
  • Age: 61
  • Residence: Sonora, CA
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