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Eugene "Gene" Rood

January 22, 1938 — February 28, 2021

Eugene “Gene” L. Rood, 83, of Wooster, died Sunday, February 28, 2021 at The Avenue in Wooster surrounded by his family.

Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster.  Services will be on Facebook Live Thursday at 2pm with Pastor Arnie Kaufman officiating.  On Facebook, search “Gene Rood Funeral”.  Please call 330-345-5665 for assistance. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.   Online tributes may be made at

Gene was born January 22, 1938 in Wadsworth to Fred Wilbur and Betty Jean {Rutledge} Rood.

He graduated from Wooster High School in 1958.  He married Susan Cahill in 1958.  She died in 1994.  He then married Carol Ann Parker on July 25, 1997.  She survives.

Gene retired from the US Postal Service in Wooster after 35 years of service. He was a member of the First Church of God, Akron Road where he served as Trustee, greeter, and sang in the choir.  Gene was a member of the New Pittsburgh Gun Club, the NRA, and the Amateur Ham Radio Club for many years.  He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, model trains, and watching through his library of 500 movies with his family.  Gene was kind-hearted and everyone knew him for his laugh, smile and his humor.

Gene will be deeply missed by his wife Carol, children Becky (Tom) Stanley, Nancy (Earl) Justice, Christopher (Barbie) Rood all of Wooster, Jeffrey (Rosa) Holcomb and Kim (Ed) Starr all of Conway, AR, and Angie Boyce of Wooster; grandchildren Josh, Kyle, Adam, Beth, Rachel, Ben, Tyler, Craig, Cara, Trever, Kylie, Zachary, Bethany, Sami, and Addy; several great-grandchildren; and sister Leanna (Richard) Ritter of Wooster.

Gene was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan and his parents.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

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7067 Cleveland Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

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