Mr. Rodney Bly


Rodney K. Bly was born November 6, 1964, to his mother, Judy Bly Phillips, and father, Douglas S. Releford.


He attended the Kingsport public schools and Austin Peay College in Clarksville, TN. Rodney was a contractor and would find a job even if he had to make it himself. He was a hard worker.


If you knew Rodney, you knew that he talked to any and everybody. He never met a stranger, but when he did, they would soon become his "new friend." His dad used to say that Rodney would put a spotlight on you. He loved everybody. If you could hear he and Randal Releford talk about Coach "Buck" Van Huss, you would be sore from laughing. It was such good comedy they could take the show on the road. He had so much love and joy to spread.


To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his sons, Seraja Hodges of Roy, Utah and Roderick Melton of Jackson, TN; two grandchildren, Jordan Melton and Camden Melton of Jackson, TN; siblings, Sharnita B. Freeman, whom he referred affectionately to as the warden, Marcus (Tonya) Bly of Knoxville, TN, Brent Bly of Kingsport, TN, Carlton Releford of Knoxville, TN and Carla Releford of Knoxville, TN; step-mother, Vivian Releford; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and his KAPPA ALPHA PSI brothers whom he loved dearly!


We will miss and mourn him but just remember all of the love and laughter he left behind.


Funeral services will be conducted Saturday November 27, 2021 at 1 pm from Shiloh Baptist Church.The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until the hour of service.

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