Joseph W. "Joe" Rodden, 69 of Taylorville passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm at his home.  He was born August 15, 1943 in Taylorville the son of Thomas L. and Betty A. (Green) Rodden.  He married Judy L. Perkinson in June, 1979 in Taylorville.  He was a coal miner for more than 25 years and later with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 10 years.  He served in the US Marine Corps form 1964-1967 during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of VFW Post 4495 and Knights of Columbus Council 2120 both in Taylorville and American Legion Post 905 in Kincaid.

He is survived by his wife Judy Rodden of Taylorville; son, Tim Rodden of Taylorville; daughters, Vikki Rodden and Cindy (Mark) Sams both of Taylorville; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; brother: Jim(wife Debbie) Rodden of Taylorville, sisters: Kathy Morgan of Taylorville and Judy (husband Randall) Cotter of Hillview, IL, Father and Mother in law Eugene and Madge Perkinson of Taylorville, sister n law Dianna Molohan of Taylorville, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday August 24, 2012 at 10:00 am at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter, Pastor Becky Lembke and Sister Rose McKeown officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm August 23, 2012 at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home.

Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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