Originally created 07/30/05

Mr. Rodney Ready, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)



AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Thursday, July 28, 2005, Mr. Rodney Darrell Ready, Sr. of Aiken, beloved husband of Terry Thomas Ready and son of the late Soloman C. Ready and the late Donie Elizabeth Still Ready. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Rodney "Roddy" Ready, Jr. and his wife, Lucy Ready of Aiken, Todd Ready of Aiken, Carey Ready and his wife, Lisa Ready of Laurinburg, N.C., and Bud Ready and his wife, Sabrina Ready of Windsor; a daughter, Lauren Toole and her husband, Jeremy Toole of Greenwood; two brothers, Emery Ready and his wife, Emma Ready of Graniteville, and Clyde Ready and his wife, Leona Ready of Aiken; three sisters, Kathleen George and Olive Howe, both of Aiken, and Doris Heirs of Barnwell; grandchildren, Tessa, Carey, Land and Cody Ready, Brandi and Cody Beard, Jennifer Crouch, and another grandchild expected in December; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren Brown and Jake Crouch; and his mother-in-law, Esther "Sunny" Thomas of Aiken. He was preceded in death by a sister, Azilee Brantley and a brother, Bobby Ready. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville. Rodney's entire life was devoted to horses. He was a blacksmith for over 40 years and was a breeder, trainer, showed and judged palominos for at least that long. He was a member of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America where he served as Co-Chair of Registration and Transfer Committee. He also served on the World Show Committee and the Rules Committee. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Paint Horse Association. Rodney helped get the S.C. Palomino Exhibitors Association established in the 60's and served as President for many years. He has been an integral part of many, many people in our area showing with Palomino Horse Breeders Of America. It is quite obvious that Rodney loved horses, but he also enjoyed fishing, hunting and taxidermy. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville with Rev. Tim McCormick and Rev. James Young officiating. The interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens in Langley. The pallbearers will be Berkeley Thomas, Robert Cook, Tony McNair, Ricky Black, Spencer Ready, Ron Lattimer, Jerry Sanders, Ray Murphy and Jeremy Toole. The family will receive friends at the residence or tonight, Saturday, July 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Napier Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Rodney Ready Memorial Fund at First Citizens Bank in Aiken. Rodney's motto was "Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and leave the rest to God." Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle July 30, 2005