Larry Lamar Rode, age 26, passed away on August 26, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Larry was born in Columbus, Ohio to Tina Benton and the late Larry Dorman on September 23, 1994. He is a 2013 graduate of Olentangy Orange High School and was a gifted athlete in both football and track and field. Larry was kind and caring, always willing to offer help. He was a talented artist and loved music. He had a curious mind and was a free spirit who lived his life in his own way.
He is survived by brothers Terrance Rode, Micah Rode, Deshawn Rode, and Emmanuel Rode, sisters Tia Benton, Tanisha Benton, Tashawna Benton, and Latonya Benton, parents Tracy (Conklin) O’Connor (Patrick), and Joshua Rode (Anna Stanley), step-siblings Luke Kerns, Liam O’Connor, and Elizabeth O’Connor, and numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family will receive friends at 5 PM followed by a memorial at 6 PM, Monday, October 11, 2021 at The Wenbeck at Little Bear Golf Club 1940 Little Bear Loop, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Cremation arrangements made by Hill Funeral Home, Westerville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s honor to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) nami.org or to the donee of your choice.