John Harold Roden, Jr.

John Harold Roden, Jr., 61, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. He was a native of Louisville and retired from Jeffereson County Public Schools as a security supervisor in 1996. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Harold Roden, Sr. and Dorothy Gearlds Roden; his mother-in-law, Judith Asbury; and his sister-in-law, Donna Thompson Mills. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Thompson Roden; two sons, Gary (Kim) Love and Shawn (Melissa) Love all of Louisville; three daughters, Tara Love of Louisville, April (John) Roden of Cecilia, and Melissa (Troy) Roden of Louisville; two brothers, Edward "Eddie" (Anita) Hollandsworth of Brownsville, Kentucky, and Rick Ripley of New Albany, Indiana; two sisters, Betty Vincent and Shirley Hancock both of Louisville; father-in-law, John Edward (Rita) Thompson of Louisville; twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral is Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and continues after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kentucky Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed online at


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 starting at 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home

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