1947 Ronald 2023

Ronald Roddam

March 5, 1947 — August 10, 2023

Ronald "Ronnie" Fulton Roddam of Vestavia Hills entered his heavenly home on August 10th 2023, at the age of 76. Ronnie grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and was a 1966 graduate of Banks High School. In 1971, he graduated from The University of Alabama. While there, he lettered in football where he played under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. Upon graduation, he worked at Eastern Development Corp. where he became President in 1975 and worked there until his retirement. During his career, Ronnie was the Founder and President of the Eastern Business Association, member of the Roebuck Steering Committee, appointed to the Airport Expansion Task Force, recipient of the Citizen Service Medal, served on the Crime Prevention Task Force, and on the St. Vincent's East Advisory Board. He was a member of Mountain Brook Community Church (MBCC) and the Encouragers Community Group, who have been a huge support. He served on the Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation Board where he was President in '90 and '95. Among his favorite pastimes were ski trips, riding his Harley, Alabama Football and special times spent on Lake Martin. Ronnie loved the Lord, his family and his friends. His greatest joy was found in the family that he and his wife, Lera Jean, built together and witnessing the accomplishments of his children as well as his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. He is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Amy Elizabeth Roddam, his parents Annie Mae Roddam and Joseph "Joe" Roddam, and his brother-in-law Larry "Dink" Wall. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lera Jean Roddam, his son Ryan Roddam, his daughter Melissa Roddam Wood (Jared), his grandchildren Anne Fulton Wood and Caroline Wood, his sister Barbara Wall, his brother-in-laws, a niece and several nephews. After a private graveside service, there will be a visitation on Tuesday, August 15th at 11:30 am at MBCC, followed by Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in memory of Ronnie Roddam, to MBCC - Missions, 3001 US-280, Birmingham, Alabama.

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