Rodney (Rock) Weatherly, 66 - March 29, 2014Rodney G. “Rock” Weatherly, 66, of Cozad passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at the Cozad Christian Church with the Rev. Jeremy Jech officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Cozad Cemetery.
A visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 1, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.
Weatherly was born Nov. 20, 1947, to Donald J. and Mildred M. (McNulty) Weatherly at Lexington. He graduated from Cozad High School and went on to serve with the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
On Sept. 20, 1969, he married Carolyn Kay Lindekugel at the Cozad Christian Church. To this union, three children were born.
He loved playing golf, fishing from his boat and spending time at the family’s cabin at Johnson Lake. But, most of all, he was a proud grandpa and greatly enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren, according to family members. He had a special love for his dog, Mya. They took a ride in his pickup every day to get the newspaper.
Weatherly worked for Simon Motor Co. in Gothenburg and in the 1990s he went to work for Paulsen Inc. and eventually worked as plant manager until his retirement.
Weatherly was preceded in death by: his parents, Donald and Mildred; two brothers—Milford and Donald Weatherly; his mother and father in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Lindekugel.
Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn Weatherly of Cozad; two daughters—Roxanne Weatherly of Ponca City, OK, and Robyn (Scott) Geiser of Cozad; a son, Randy (Tonya) Weatherly of Cozad; two sisters—Mildred “Kay” (Dale) Culver of Bellevue and Sheila Wright of Kingman, AZ; five grandchildren—Logan and Dillon Geiser, Madison, Jacob and Erica Weatherly; son-in-law, Mike Johnston; numerous other relatives.
A memorial has been established.