Arley Gene Rodberg, 77, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at his residence.
A native of New Hampton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Burton I. and Evelyn Slick Rodberg. After serving in the United States Navy, Arley relocated to Florida in his twenties, where he married and raised his family.
Arley and his wife, Gladys, moved here from Florida in August 2004 after he retired. He joined the Boones Creek Bible Church in the spring of 2006.
Mr. Rodberg was a life-long bowler who bowled till spring of 2011. He enjoyed going to The Music on the Square in Jonesborough, and playing rook, dominos and bingo. His grandchildren were very special to him.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years, Gladys Clara Snyder Rodberg; and one brother, Cleo Rodberg.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth Ann and Andy Gist, of Suffolk, VA, and Michelle Lynn and Dan Silva, of Johnson City; and three sons and two daughters-in-law, Eric David and Susan Ott Rodberg, of Lake Worth, Fla., Barry Alan and Trish Rodberg, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Kurt Jason Rodberg, of Johnson City; nine grandchildren, Kelsey Lin, Bryan Rodberg, Jordan Gist, Rachel Gist, David Rodberg, Karl Rodberg, Daniel Silva, Michael Silva and Zachary Gist; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Karol and Alice Rodberg, Eldon and Carole Rodberg, Dale and Marie Rodberg and Reynold Rodberg. Several special friends at the Jonesborough Senior Center and at Boones Creek Bible Church. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
The Celebration of Life Service for Arley G. Rodberg will be conducted at 4:00 PM Saturday, November 5, 2011, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Rev. Dale Cunningham officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Boone Dam Post 4933.
The family will greet friends from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM in the Sunset Chapel prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601-2030.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements for the Rodberg family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171