Let the memory of Kenneth be with us forever.
  • 66 years old
  • Born on June 4, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • Passed away on March 28, 2019 in Pompano Beach, Florida, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kenneth (Butch) Wayne  Rodocker 66 years old, born on June 4, 1952 and passed away on March 28, 2019. We will remember him forever.

He is survived by his children, April, Rachel, & Catherine; Grandchildren, Aimee, Aubrey, Hank;  Siblings Kathleen Overfield,(Bill), Pauline Lang, Jack Tinskey, Jerry Tinskey, & many nieces and nephews. Ken is preceded in death by his parents: Therese Margaret Tinskey, John Tinskey, Melvin Rodocker; sibling Larry Tinskey. 

Ken was born in Detroit, Michigan, went to Clarenceville High School then joined the Navy.  He was a Truck Driver for many years. He also lived in California, then planted his roots in Florida.  He loved Scuba diving, being near the water, and he loved his rock and roll.  Ken was also an animal lover, had a few squirrels that he could feed right out of his hand. 

He will never forgive me for adding Butch to his name in here, but to his family growing up that's who he was to us.  The background music is meant to bring a smile to anyone listening, his anthem was Old time Rock and Roll (don't try to take him to a disco), and Brown eyed girl goes back to his teenage years. Smile when you think of him, he will truly be missed.   Please add pictures and stories to share with his family and friends.  

This will be updated and fine tuned asap, its a work in progress. Memorial will be planned at a future date. 


Posted by Robert Rodocker on April 4, 2019
God Bless your soul, my Brother from another Mother,
We spent a few years together when your mother sent you to live with your Father
In Calif. Years ago. We crossed paths many times when you stopped by my house while driving truck.
We didn't keep in touch much in life, and that I regret. I as you always thought there would be time......
I have memories, and stories in my mind I will never forget from when we were young.
God bless .
I pray your loved ones heal soon.
Your Brother from another Mother
Robert J Rodocker
Posted by Pauline Lang on April 4, 2019
He taught me to drive a stick shift in shoppers fair parking lot,we went to our first Bob Seger concert in the early 70's. I remember missing him so much when he left for the Navy. He came home and he was so handsome that all the girls wanted to walk by my house in hopes of a sighting. Oh the memories as we went from brother/sister to friends, hanging out at the 24 Karat Club, driving to Georgia in his Bi-centennial Peter-built Semi, driving down to the Keys in a convertible with the music blasting, feeding the squirrels, lighting lanterns on the beach in Lauderdale , (and almost burning down the town). He loved showing off his town and everywhere we went he knew people and they loved him. I don't think he knew how much he meant to so many. My heart is aching and will for quite some time. I take comfort in the fact that we said I love you the day before he died, I just thought there would be more. Thank you to those of you leaving stories and comments , I love it xoxoxox
Posted by Rachel Leewright on April 3, 2019
Ken,
YOU ARE FIRED! You can not take off work like this! I will not allow it! Get back to work right now! I miss you my friend! I miss you so much since I moved home to Texas- but now I am really missing you! I am so glad that I did track you down and found you when you were in the hospital. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to tell you how much you meant to me. I got to make you laugh. I got to tell you how thankful I was for all your hard work at the hotels and most importantly- what a great man and friend you have been to me over the years! I love you so much! Rest in Peace my forever friend! I will see you again one day. Keep a beer on ice for me!
Posted by Tina Hughett on April 3, 2019
It's been a couple years since I spoke with Uncle Ken but I'll always remember him cheering me up after getting picked on in school, or the little silver locket he gave me. He taught me how to play solitaire when the power went out. He will definitely be missed.
Posted by Patricia Dragish on April 3, 2019
So sorry for your passing before we got to visit again. You are cherished and loved by many. Blessings for your family who loved you dearly, cousin.

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