Colton Ellis Rood, 19, of Rome, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Colton graduated from Armuchee High School in 2015 where he played basketball and baseball. He then attended Jacksonville State University. He was a free spirit and loved all people he encountered. His warm smile could light up a room. Colton found happiness in being surrounded by his family and friends. His faith and the love he had for Jesus shined through him. Colton enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, kayaking, hammocking, riding his motorcycle, and anything that offered an adventure or a thrill. He was a member of Northside Church.
Colton was preceded in death by: his father, Richard Erwin Rood, his paternal grandparents, Richard and Penney Rood, maternal grandfather, James Ellis Brown, maternal great-grandparents, Ruby and Kenzie Wilson, great-grandparents, Anna Burtha and Raymond Brown.
Colton is survived by: his mother, Michelle Rood, step-father, Greg Montgomery, brother, Rick and Kaleih Rood, sister, Merissa Rood, nephew, Elijah Rood, grandmother, Brenda Allred, grandparents Glenn and Phyllis Montgomery, uncle, Rip Montgomery, aunt, Bridget Jordan, cousins Jackson Jordan and Charelton Wilson.
You were an angel long before you went to heaven. May your wings spread as big as your heart. You will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. If our love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Isaiah 40:31
Service arrangements will be held on Friday, Sept 9, 2016 at Northside Church. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1-3 p.m. with a service to follow and entombment at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens in West Rome. Accepting flowers and or contributions to the Colton Rood Memorial Scholarship Fund at United Community Bank.
The following will serve as pallbearers: Rick Rood, Clay Barnett, Braylen Scoggins, Logan McBurnett, Jarrett Kilgo, Matt Harris, Drew Cummings, Charleton Wilson, Jacob Booke and
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