Rodney Dean Vail “Rod”, 62, of South Coffeyville, Ok passed
away peacefully on August 18th, 2015.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 September 4th, 2015 in Angola,
KS at The Angola Methodist Church. Ruth Reazin will be officiating the
service. Lunch will be served following the service for close friends
and family. Rod’s wishes were to be cremated; therefore, there will
be no burial service. His wish was to have his ashes spread through out
this Great Country.
Rod was born in Parsons KS on May 18th, 1953. He graduated from Altamont
High School in 1971. Upon graduation he continued to farm on the Vail
family farm where he grew up farming as a child. He later fulfilled a
dream and bought his first Semi Truck. He traveled the US Highways visiting
almost every State, then traded in his long hauls for local and close
to home. He retired from Mohawk Materials in Sand Springs, OK after driving
for 37 years. Rod was a trucker to his soul.
Rod enjoyed fishing, gardening, being out in the field farming, working
on old cars and spending time with his daughter and his 4 Grandchildren.
Rod is survived by his Mother Carol Vail Bowen, a Sister Karen (Vail) &
her husband Robert Gudde, a Brother Jeff Vail, a Brother Marty and his
wife Koko Vail, a Brother Fred and his wife Anita Vail, a Brother Joe
and his wife Shelly Vail, his step-mother Lois Kay Vail, a step-brother
Shannon and his wife Candy Vail, a step-sister Valerie & Bob McElroy,
a step-sister Lisa and Dennis Vanderhofe and many Nieces, Nephews and
Great Nieces and Nephews. Rod is also survived by his daughter Shannon
(Vail) and her husband Dr. Norbert H. Gallagher and their four children
Briggs, Breckin, Brailyn and Bristol.
Rod is preceded in death by his Father Raymond Eugene Vail and his Brother
Danny D’wayne Vail.
The family of Rodney Dean Vail wishes to thank Ruth Reazin and the Angola
Methodist Church along with many others for contributing their time and
help during these trying times.
May Peace be with you Daddy