Rodney Lee Camren

rodney camren

May 29, 1969 ~ June 28, 2016

Born in: Coffeyville, KS
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Rodney Lee Camren, age 47 of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home. Rodney is survived by his loving partner of 10 years Michael A. Rumph. Rodney was born in Coffeyville, Kansas. After graduating from Seneca High School in 1987, he enlisted in the United States Army where he became a Paratrooper in Fort Bragg, North Carolina (35th Signal Brigade). He then served in the Gulf War, with an MOS Brigade Budget and Supply S-4. Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Rodney attended Central Piedmont Community College and then Queens University of Charlotte where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Rodney then entered the world of real estate, excelling in marketing himself, selling homes as well as teaching classes in his Keller Williams Midtown office. Rodney was a vibrant individual who lit up every room. He never met a stranger and always fought for the underdog. His attitude for always seeing the bright side of things was contagious, and his distinctive laugh was infectious; always bringing a smile to anyone around. He sought every opportunity do better in life, making his home, family, community and work environment better for all. He truly lived his life by the philosophy of, “I have one life to live and I will live it to the fullest, in a positive, loving and unapologetic way.” Rodney is also survived by his parents, C.A. and Merrilyn Terry of Carthage, MO; his siblings, Melissa George of Joplin, MO; Misty Dalton and her husband Billy of Reeds, MO; Matt Terry and his wife Heather of Carl Junction, MO; Ryan Terry and his companion Nicole of Seneca, MO; as well as 6 nieces, 4 nephews, and 1 great-nephew. Michael and Rodney’s family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the countless number of people who have reached out during this difficult time, sharing stories of happiness, love and laughter that Rodney brought to all of our lives. A service celebrating and honoring Rodney’s life will be held at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 1st from 4 o’clock until 8 o’clock in the evening at the funeral home. A service will also be held at 10 o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 at Seneca Assembly of God Church, 2310 Cherokee Ave. Seneca, MO 64865, with interment and Military honors at Gallemore Cemetery on K Hwy in Racine, MO. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 5th from 7 o’clock until 8 o’clock in the evening at Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home 1101 Cherokee Ave, Seneca, MO 64865. It would have been Rodney’s wish that all who attend services wear bright colors, bring their smiles and share in laughter.

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  1. So sorry you left this world too early. God must have needed another Angel. You are there with many good people. RIP Rodney and know you will be missed by many.

  2. To the Family of: Rodney Carmen

    Sending our Deep Heartfelt Sympathy to Michael & the entire family.


    Tracey Yvette Carrington
    Palm Desert, CA

  3. Sorry to hear of your passing. I am thankful I had the opportunity to speak with you on the phone. Funny how sometime immediate family never meet. Maybe we will meet again.
    Kelly & Jeff Douglas

  4. Sorry to hear of the passing of such as wonderful man. My thoughts are with the family and friends as it is never easy. Just remember and rejoice that he is at peace and it is good hands.

  5. I am so sorry for the loss your family and friends must feel. May God be with them and give them peace.

  6. To Michael and family

    Praying for strength and guidance as your lives have changed in so many ways. Wish I could fly up there to pay my respects but I’ll surely be praying!

    Much love
    Casie Speaks
    Baton Rouge La

  7. To Michael and family:

    Sending my deepest sympathies to Michael, family, and close friends. You only had to meet Rodney once to know he was a special soul. A true ray of light in this world! I’m so sad at his sudden passing. I hope God comforts you in ways that only he can. Hold each other close. Love, The Robitailles

  8. To Michael, family and friends,
    Rodney was a wonderful cheery guy. He never met a stranger and had a wonderful laugh and sense of humor. I am so sad of his passing and my love and thoughts are with all of you. He was a fantastic neighbor to my Father-In-Law, Jack Reilly.

    Michael, please let me know what I can do for you.

    With my sincere deepest sympathy. Love & hugs, Jan Reilly

  9. To Michael, Rodney’s family and friends-
    So glad we met Rodney 16 years ago!
    We are all better for knowing him.
    He shared so much joy and humor with us.
    Rodney was also great at his job, in real estate.
    Peace and Love to all who are mourning.

  10. Rodney was a true light in this world! My heartfelt and deepest sympathies to Michael, all Rodney’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed but I know all of us are better for having known him, he was truly a special and greatly loved friend.

  11. Rodney you will be so deeply missed. You never met a stranger and your happiness was infectious. Our lives were so enriched by knowing you. Thank you for being a wonderful friend, for serving our country, and for doing so much for your local community. Our hears to go out to Michael and your family and we hope they find peace. We will miss you, dear friend.

  12. I am so sorry about your loss. Rodney brought so much to the Keller Williams Family. He will be greatly missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  13. MICHAEL,


  14. To Michael and family,

    There is such a large community here in Georgia that was blessed to be touched by such an individual as Rodney Camren and his larger than life love for family, friends, and community. Words just cannot express how touched so many of us were with his presents. And while we cannot totally understand the lost that each of you are feeling, we can express loss of such a great person that God has taken from us. Thank you for sharing him with us for he will surely will be missed. And we send prayers that each of you will find comfort during this difficult time. May God be with each of you.

  15. It is with a heavy heart and disbelief, I send my deepest condolences, warm hugs, and uplifting thoughts and prayers to Michael, the family, & friends of my dear friend – Rodney. I met him in 2003. Not only did he become my realtor but a dear friend. This is so hard to believe… Such a pleasure to have known him! He will always be fondly remembered, deeply loved, and sorely missed.

  16. I was shocked to hear of Rodney’s passing and I know he was a Awesome boss to my niece and I had the pleasure of meeting him in person. He was a very funny man a just over all joy to those around him. Prayers to all?

  17. My deepest condolences to Michael and to Rodney’s family. There are no words of comfort that I can say except that I will be praying for God’s love, comfort and peace for all. RIP, Rodney, I’m sure you are making heaven a brighter place with your smile.

  18. My deepest condolences to Michael and Rodney’s family. He was so ecstatic and vibrant at every networking event I met him. Always made me feel comfortable in an unknown environment. Words can’t express how sad it is that you’re gone. Gone by never forgotten. RIP dear Rodney!

  19. Most sincere sympathy and condolences to Michael and the family. Rodney was always free with smiles, hugs and friendship. I will truly miss him.

  20. Thank you Rodney Camren for bringing so much joy and laughter to others. We also appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge with other business owners. You will be missed. We pray for his friends, colleagues and family…Rodney’s life was indeed a blessing for us all.

  21. Michael, you have our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

  22. Rodney was such a great guy. He really did light up a room. I’ll remember many fun times with him at Real Estate Connections and a bunch of other industry events. You always knew it was a good party if Rodney was there.

    To his partner, family and many, many friends, I am truly sorry for your loss. Amazing people like him are impossible to replace or forget. The world is a little less bright without him in it.

  23. I am so saddened by the passing of Rodney. My prayers go out to his family. I knew him personally, and he always brought a positive light and energy whenever you saw him. He was a generous, courteous and nice person. He will be missed.

  24. To Michael and Family,

    I send my deepest condolences to you and that God gives you strength and understanding during this time of loss.
    Rodney touched so many of our lives and what he will always want you to remember is how full of life, joy, love and laughter he was. Live Life on Purpose.
    You will be missed but never forgotten Rodney.
    Love You Michelle

  25. A bright light in this dark world. Funny, happy, joyful,witty, charming, caring, kind, generous, loving, compassionate Rodney. God doesn’t answer WHY questions. So I will say farewell my friend and pray for peace and comfort for you friends and family. We love you.

  26. To Micheal family and friends,
    I am saddened at the untimely death of Rodney. He was a bright shining star and touched the lives of so many. I was blessed to know Rodney and will remember him for the joy, love and laughter he brought to so many. May God bring comfort to all who loved Rodney, especially Michael, and find peace and healing in the days, weeks and months ahead.

  27. Rodney will be missed. I remember him lighten the night in Real Estate connections. We exchanged a few messages and was always courteous and helpful.

  28. I’m forever grateful of the generous care, support & friendship Michael & Rodney gave my family over the years. My parents were lucky enough to be their neighbors, and they both adored “The Boys” who lived next door.

    My heart goes out to Michael, as well as to Rodney’s family and friends.

  29. Michael and I send our condolences to Michael and all of Rodney’s family. Rodney’s joyful presence will be sorely missed. With deepest sympathies.
    The Criswells

  30. My thoughts & prayers are with Michael and Rodney’s family. I will always remember his laugh and the love he had for his friends and fellow real estate agents. He will be missed by all that know him. God Bless.

  31. My Dear Friend….how I will miss you! Your passion for life lifted all of us, especially when we needed it most. (You always seemed to know.) I will see you again some day. Heaven is even brighter with your presence there. You are greatly loved by so many!

  32. Another Angel gone too soon. Rodney will truly be missed…his smile, laughter, friendly attitude and beautiful personality, My thoughts and prays are with Michael and the family.

  33. Rodney was a joy to be around. He was unique, genuine and kind. He will be missed by many.

  34. Rodney brought the very air into the room – he controlled it by his passion and his energy. Whether he was for or against an issue he gave it his everything and when he left, he left his mark. Rodney put more life into one day than most could expend in a week. And, as he leaves us now he not only has left his mark, but a huge hole. RIP Rodney.
    Michael, my heart aches for the hurt you are feeling. Sending you hugs.

  35. My deepest sympathy, love, and hugs to Michael, all of Rodney’s family, and all those many, many friends. I’ll miss you so, Rodney – you never met a stranger and you made everyone feel welcome, wanted, and needed. I am so grateful to have known you.

  36. Always smiling and always laughing. Enjoyed my few times working with Rodney in Real Estate and with the City of Lawrenceville. Our memories will get us through and I know that at times in the future, something will trigger a thought of Rodney and I will smile.

  37. Rodney was truly a person who gave himself to each and every person from every walk of life. We never discussed spiritual matters, he proved himself ” A doer of the word not just a hearer of the word.” Yes he made people around him strive for excellence, integrity and in the process have joy ! Every time I see his picture on one of the many signs around town I start to tear up, then I say a little prayer and I can smile with him in spirit !

  38. The cool thing about Rodney was how he never knew a stranger, I hadn’t seen him in a few years and called him regarding a real estate matter and he talked to me like he had just seen me!! I loved him even more for that kindness!! He treated everyone like a friend! May your heart be overflowing with love Michael knowing you got to be his partner and closest confidante…hugs to you as you go through this experience!

  39. Michael,I was so excited to be a small part of Rodney’s big life. I watched him grow in his business, and he was always a Fabulous part of Lawrenceville’s networking events! May God wrap his arms around you…..

  40. As a friend of mine said, Rodney had an infectious laugh and lit up any room he entered. He was also a very astute in real estate matters, a point some people missed because of his jovial nature. Like many people, I was shocked by the news and will miss his conversation, humor and humanity..

  41. I met Rodney while I was interning at Gwinnett Daily Post. He was such a sweet guy. He helped me write my first news article. It was about the trolley tours that he orchestrated every summer. I got lost getting to the trolley tour place and was very upset because I thought I’d missed the bus. I was about to just give up and go home, but when I got there Rodney was there and was so nice and compassionate. He was such a big part of his community, he will be missed by everyone who knew him. I was shocked when I heard the news. My deepest sympathies to his partner and family. I’ll keep you all in my prayers and thoughts.

  42. I met rodney and Michael years back. Lovely couple, funny. Always laughing. Rodney you will be missed and you will live in our minds. I remember you always love sushi and your glass of wine. You always make me laugh. Such a good friend always caring and sweet guy, Always hugging me every time I see you at Thai diner . You will live in my heart forever

  43. Rodney was a truly good person and we are all blessed to have been in his life. I knew him long ago in the Army and I am proud to say he was my friend. He did not complain about hardship, but persevered and even made it fun. He did not judge others and would help anyone in need. I wish those of you who were closest to him reflect on the blessing of his life and that God grant you the peace of knowing Rodney was and is part of his plan.

  44. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this and shocked. Rodney and I met in his old neighborhood on the street one day only to find out we had so much in common. Both realtors, neighbors, Fort Bragg, and Charlotte. I’m so sad to hear of this, what a great loss. my heart goes out to his Partner and family.

  45. Rodney was very mean as a child he used to throw lamps or whatever he could grab and hit you with it with everything thing he had .aside from that beat are step father with an aluminum bat at 16 before he left and went to his new family he got his masters crazy long before going to school looks like he covered it up well and did what he had to do to raise his self up to normal standerds he really was a child of well three from our mother dad had many little family’s little the one he started with our mother and Rodney did all he could do to forget his death came as a shock to me o guess thats what happens when you leave at 15 an abussive home and dont look back

  46. He was my eldest brother and even though he didnt love me i have always n always will love him Rondeny was a determined child an man i give him alot of credit for that he made a way out of no way where i ran away pshically emotionally and have stayed far away for all these years he found a family and blended in and made heself comforatable our real mother died at home in her 14ft trailer on four acres in m.o a tragic life her mother was quaduparligic she went to live with foster parents that had a dry cleaning store and that is where are father met our mother they began there relationship and beening a longhaul trucker he was gone alot dad heard mom was messing around and just up and left she latter meet my stepdad horrible man none the less our lives would never be the same. In the end i guess none of this matters. But if really wanted to know Rodney you would have had been his real family ever thing after us was to hide us and who he really was i my self am much more messed up but its all good

  47. Why was he buried in senca with mom ashes if he calls someone esle mother all these years where was he when she was dying he came to see her once anyway i guess it is where he would be close to her forever i just dont know i found God he has been working on changeing my heart i resent alot still to this day and dont understand much of what i resent

  48. Not to mention mother loseing a her 18 mounth old baby in a house fire she had a breakdown and we went to foster homes when we were very young it was a hard life full of depression and slum like conditions drunk violent episode s of don dragging mom throw the kitchen all bloody and screaming .or he would take all the stuff he paid for scool clothes ect. Make a pile in the yard a burn them yeah he was a ex vet back from Vietnam when i was 12 he grab me by the neck and told me he could kill me right now and noone would know what. Childhood memories

  49. And haveing no family only leaves unaswered questions i look at the family tree and i dont know anybody but my brothers and dad and a few more .well Rodney your restraining order cant keep me from writing in your guest book im sorry i didnt live up to your standards i would have like to have seen you when i last was headed your way.i guess things work out how they are meant to .Gods will im probably not far behind you and mom we will all laugh about these earthly things im sure you are up there right now looking down on me smiling saying if he only knew .God blessed and may he always bless you .im still working it out

  50. I love you Keith. Little did you know when you wrote these sad messages that you would be fighting for your life 6 years later. My heart is broken with yours and your spelling is atrocious! Your life will be a book some day. You are yourself loved by so many just like Rodney. I hope you will find the peace you seek in this lifetime or at least in the next.

    • Funny after a short year it’s like people just forget you and let go of everything you were hi Stephanie as always so good to see you following me may God bless you you are truly a wonderful person and friend may God bless your life ,Rodney may God keep you always I hope to see you up there in Heaven and you to Stephanie thank you for always loving me

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