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Roderick Provience (5-11-15)

Roderick Leon Provience of Adamsville passed away Monday, May 11, at Grace Health Care in Cordova, Tennessee. 
He had been admitted to a nursing home since 2004 in Adamsville and was recently relocated to Cordova after a fall. He was moved to the care of his son, Lanny and family who reside in Germantown, Tennessee.
Funeral services for Mr. Provience were held at First Baptist of Adamsville. Elmer Seaton officiated with contributions by Wm. Randall Provience (grandson) and Dorothy Qualls (sister-in-law).
Burial was at the Old City of Adamsville Cemetery.
Pall bearers were his 11 grandchildren.
He was born March 17, 1932, in Russellville, Alabama, son of the late Clarence “Heavy” and Addie (Inman) Provience. His first wife was Helen (Thorne) Provience in 1950.  After Helen’s death, he married Wilma Flatt of Stantonville, Tennessee, in 1988. 
Mr. Provience owned and operated Provience Body Shop  with his son David, until his retirement in 2004.
He is survived by one son, Lanny Provience of Germantown; one daughter, Carla Lacher of Savannah; one step-son, Joe Flatt; two step-daughters, Debbie Collum and Lisa Huggins; one sister, Charlotte Rucker of Adamsville; a nephew, Ronnie Glass of Russellville, Alabama; one niece, Tomia Boyd Ganus Hudson of Adamsville; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, David Provience of Adamsville and one sister, Velera Glass of Russellville, Alabama.
Memorial contributions are requested to take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church of Adamsville Building Fund, P.O. Box 216, Adamsville, Tenn. 38310.
“It’s time to put down the tools boys and go home…” is a sweet memory embraced by close friends and the family at his recent passing.  The Provience family acknowledges the many close family friends, businessmen and community members who would have desired to express “kind thoughts” to them if they had known earlier-thank you, we feel Rod knows.

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