Rodney Eugene Dove, Sr. was summoned by the angel of death on Thursday, July 5, 2018. He was a 1985 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School. He faithfully attended St. Therese Catholic Church, with his beloved Father-in-Law, John Riggs, Sr. Rodney was an important staple in his community, affectionately known to many as “Uncle Rodney”. He never met a stranger, and was the ultimate Dallas Cowboys Fan! Uncle Rodney will truly be missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and French Dove, his brother Sterling Dove, grandsons Royce and Carson Dove, and his Father-in-Law John Riggs, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Karen “Popy” Riggs-Dove, his Mother-in-Law Claudine Riggs, his children Deanna Harfield (Jarrod), Conchetta Hartfield (Gerald), Mykeshia Hartfield, Melissa Hartfield, Novella Hartfield, and only son, Rodney Dove, Jr., his siblings Kathy Dove, Terry Dove, Carl Dove (Lydia), Paul Dove (Tomeka), Marion King, Sheila Dove, and Nicol Dove-Collins (Travis), 23 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Services will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church 1409 6th St. Orange, Texas, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM, visitation will be from 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM. Interment will be at Magnolia Memorial Garden Cemetery 5215 N. 16th St. Orange, Texas.