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Raymond Rood

Raymond Stephen Rood III

Friday, July 15th, 1949 - Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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Obituary

Raymond Stephen Rood III, 71 of Interlachen, died on Thursday, January 21,2021 in Gainesville, FL at Shands ICU of Covid-19. Ray was born in Plant City on July 15, 1949. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond “Pete” S. Rood Jr, and Mary Elizabeth Rood. He is survived by his best friend, since fourteen years old, loving partner, and thankful, grateful, blessed, wife of 50 years, Barbara Boyett Rood of Interlachen; son, Raymond “Josh” Stephen Rood IV, (Shannon Rood), and grandson, Gabe of Brevard NC; daughters, Kristin Meredith Rood of Landstuhl, Germany, and Megan “Sage” Elizabeth Rood (Graeme Johnson), and granddaughter, Samaya of Windham, CT, his dearly loved sisters, Linda Kaye Taylor (Bill) of Dahlonega, GA, Susan Irene Player (Bill) of Palatka, FL, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ray grew up in Seffner, Fl, moving to Orange Park in 1963 and graduated from Orange Park High School in 1967, attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, NC, and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Pharmacy. He was a wonderful caring pharmacist for over 40 years who served the community he truly loved, as a hospital and retail pharmacist and retired from Aza Health after 20 years. Ray served with distinction on the Putnam County School Board for 16 years. He was extremely active and generous with his churches, including Trinity United Methodist, our community family church, and current home church Liberty Church of Palatka, FL.

He was an avid woodworker who loved to turn bowls and enjoyed playing the stand up bass for the local Bluegrass band “Wire and Wood”. He loved spending his days doing yard work, traveling with his Pastor and friend Don and wife Carla, spending days by the ocean, and above all being with his wife Barbara. “Father, husband, brother, teacher, son, lover, and grandfather, he was the best of all worlds.”

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to Lee Conlee House, P O Box 2558, Palatka, FL 32178 or Bread of Life, 123 S 2nd St., Palatka, FL 32177.

Virtual services celebrating Ray’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 7, 2021. The livestream link will be available approximately 10 minutes prior the service and can be found by visiting Ray’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com . No public visitation is scheduled.

Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Service Details

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    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 7th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Virtual/Live Stream
    Address
    PALATKA, FL
    Officiant
    Pastor Don Aycock

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Barbara B. Rood

Posted at 08:38am
This is in honor of Rays 72nd birthday, coming up:July 15, 20, 2021. He would have appreciated trees being planted. Love, his family!

3 trees were planted in the memory of Raymond Rood

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Butch and Marsha Boyett

Posted at 07:35pm
Every day is a blow to us knowing we will never see you again. In our family, you are cherished and loved. We will sorely miss you!

3 trees were planted in the memory of Raymond Rood

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Lori Slaven

Posted at 12:17pm
The Lee Conlee House (Domestic Violence Shelter) would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends. We did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Rood, however, Sara Vance made a generous donation to our shelter in his name and memory. This leads us to believe Mr. Rood was a well loved and admired man, you will be missed kind sir!
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Diane Wojcik

Posted at 09:39pm
What a beautiful service and wonderful tribute to Ray. I was blessed to have known him since the early 1970’s. I have so many great memories and I hope all your lovely memories of him give you comfort and peace. He touched so many lives and was a great friend to all who knew him. His passing leaves a great loss in our community. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Barbara, and all the kids. May he RIP.
Diane and Mike Wojcik

Patsy Munch

Posted at 05:02pm
Dear Barbara and family,
Thank you for sharing your kind, loving, and talented husband and father with us. Ray will always be remembered as the Gentle Giant. Standing strong and firm backing up the band with his dog house bass and his beautiful smile. His constant support of each one of the band members was felt and recognized by all. Ray not only loved and cared for his family, he made everyone feel like they were apart of his. He truly was a gentle soul, strong and firm in his love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We know he is dancing on the streets of glory, singing praises to his Heavenly Father.
May God truly bless you with His peace and comfort during this time. Remember, it's not good-bye, but so long.
We love you and are here for you.
Doug and Patsy Munch
Wire & Wood Bluegrass Gospel Band
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