Rodney Darrell Woods, the son of Robert Woods and Charlene Brown was born May 15, 1959 in Danville, IL. Rodney attended Danville Public Schools where he graduated from Danville High School.
Rodney was naturally gifted when it came to sports. He was an all-star on the basketball court and football field. His size, speed, and skill earned him a football scholarship to play defense for the Wichita State Shockers. His tenacity and hard-hitting ability when whooping up on offensive lineman and stopping running backs in their tracks earned him the nickname “Killer” by his teammates. In 1979 Rodney earned 1st Team All Missouri Valley Conference. Rodney had a short stint with the Dallas Cowboys until he suffered a career ending injury. But Rodney stayed active and he fueled himself with food. Rodney ate…A LOT. He also had an insane sweet tooth. He loved candy bars and he LOVED cereal. He wouldn’t hesitate to fill a mixing bowl to the brim with Frosted Flakes as a mid-night snack.
After football Rodney went on to work for Cargill, but later became a locksmith and started his own business calling it ABC Lock and Key.
His mothers, Charlene and Barbara and sisters, Roberta and Rhonda preceded him in death.
On May 15, 2021 Rodney passed, leaving this world with cherished moments and fond memories. He is survived by his Father, Robert Woods; Siblings, Robert “Bobby” (Reagina) and Debra Woods; Sons, Thomas “Tomy” (Tyishia) Woods and Tylon Woods; Granddaughters, Taylor Woods and Tamia Woods
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