James Rodney Wallis

Born in Mayfield, KY on August 29, 1952

Departed on November 12, 2006 and resided in Fairview, TN

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Williamson Co.

WALLIS, Rodney passed away on November 12, 2006. He is survived by his wife Dina Wallis; daughter, Monica Lee Praytor; son Adam Cash Wallis; grandson, Nathaniel Wallis Praytor; mother Earline Ballard; brother, Barry Wallis; sister, Leanne Busmann, and numerous other family and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday November 15, 2006 at 1 PM at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Franklin TN. with The Reverend John Kirk Celebrant. Interment will follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. John M. Riley, Frank Cash, Pete Guest, Jim Andrews, Sam Mayrose and Davis Carr will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 PM at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made In memory of Rodney Wallis to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson St. Nashville TN. 372033.
HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, 646-9292 www.harpethhills.com.

3 Comments to James Rodney Wallis

  1. monica wallis
    December 21, 2010 12:00 am

    Since its christmas time one of my dad’s favorite holidays, I wanted to take a moment to remember the man I knew and loved and called dad. Rodney Wallis was not only my dad but he was my hero. He was the most intelligent, funny, interesting and loving man. A quick memory… If u knew my dad, u kno he liked his beer! Lol its true! Neway every year on christmas eve we had a bit of a clumsy santa. Somehow dear ole santa managed to tip over our tree while leaving our presents. Now, every time I look at my own tree, I think of tht jolly and endlessly generous santa who May have been a bit tipsy on the egg nog but never missed the joy and happiness tht us kids had those oh so early christmas mornings. Christmas isn’t the same and I miss my dad more every day but no doubt he is lookin down on us and laughing all the way.

  2. Nathan Wallis Praytor
    December 28, 2010 12:00 am

    I never knew my grandfather that well and will always regret it, but one thing I remember about him is that he was a loving and caring man and was devoted to helping turning his grandson into a man. When I was 5 or 6 or mabyr I was 8 me, Rodney, and Dina were on our way home from the store and as we drove home we were talking. I was having problems as were many others with this one bully in school, he promised me when I got older he would teach me how to box as he had learned as a young boy. He never got that chance but I am planning to learn in his memory. That same night he told me he would eventually teach me to hunt birds, then deer. This next hunting season I also plan to go on a hunting trip and a small retreat in his honor. I will always remember my gramps as a great man and a strong loving and caring grandfather, and father. As well as a great husband to my grandmother. I will never forget him and I plan to make him and his life story live on through me.

  3. Arthur Ed Wall
    March 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Rodney’s book, “Eyes Opened Wide,” helped many of us to become part of an online community of people who have a rare disease called OPCA. I was diagnosed with olivopontocerebellar trophy during the time Rodney gave himself to others with OPCA also known as MSA, multiple system atrophy and to their caregivers. His love of his family, his support of strangers and his enthusiasm for life were important to many. I’m one of them. Thanks, Rodney, and Aloha.