UTICA — A Celebration of Life for Rodney L. Hornsby, 69, of Utica, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Utica Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Main St., Utica with Pastor Terry Holobaugh officiating.

Friends may call Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

Rodney passed away Dec. 27, 2018, at his residence. He was born March 18, 1949, in Dayton to Lester G. and Dorothy J. (Francis) Hornsby.

Rod was a member of Utica Presbyterian Church and was at peace with the Lord. He was a graduate of the Ohio State University, a U.S. Air Force Veteran during the Vietnam Era and worked for the City of Columbus as a Health Inspector. Rod loved the Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Reds. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and deer hunter, loved rock’n’roll music, hanging out with his friends and he just loved life.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debra (Bennett) Hornsby; daughter, Jessica Lyn Hornsby; grandson, Tim Hornsby; brothers and sister-in-law, Thomas Hornsby, Kenneth and Betsy Hornsby; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Becky and Cliff Rodeniser, Jana and LeRoy Herd; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Anita Bennett; sisters-in-law, Pamela Annarino and Donna Hornsby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund, OSU James Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218.

To sign an online guest book, visit www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com.

Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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