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James Roderick "Rod" Chisholm

August 5, 1942 — January 28, 2023

Noblesville

James Roderick "Rod" Chisholm

James Roderick “Rod” Chisholm, 80, passed from this life on Saturday, January 28, 2023, while at home with his loving family.  Rod is known for his warmth, kindness and his loving, outgoing personality.  He loved the Lord and let the love of God show through him.

Rod was born the 4th of 4 boys to Clarence C. and Evie E. (Smith) Chisholm in the Macedonia community near Magnolia, Arkansas.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two of his brothers, Hermon and Waymon Chisholm of Magnolia, Arkansas. 

Rod is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda (Walters) Chisholm and the other great loves of his life, his three daughters, Kristi (Steve) Ramirez of New Palestine, IN, Karen (Jeremy) Kauffman of Cartersville, VA, and Kelly (Will) Gray of Sheridan, IN.  He is also the proud grandfather of five:  Dylan Ramirez currently serving in the Marine Corps, Kaylee and Ashlee Kauffman, and twin grandsons Liam and Adam Gray.  He is also survived by one brother, William R. “Buddy” Chisholm of Ft. Worth, TX, a brother-in-law, Don Walters.  Two of his nephews (Steve and Rodney Chisholm) are also ministers.  His other nephews include Chance Leamons, and Keith, Greg and Jason Walters; his nieces are Angelia Chisholm, Sarah Daniel and Laura Lamb; all his nieces and nephews held special places in his heart.

Rod graduated high school in Magnolia, AR, and attended two years at Southern Arkansas University before enrolling in and graduating from the White’s Ferry Road School of Biblical Studies in West Monroe, LA.  Leading people to Christ was Rod’s primary goal in life.  He served for over 30 years at various Churches of Christ in Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. Light-hearted fun and laughter followed him wherever he went.

After Rod and Linda moved to the Pittsburgh area in 2001, he worked for almost 10 years as a TSA screener in the Pittsburgh International Airport and later in the Indianapolis International Airport, where he made many more friends.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street, Noblesville, IN, with Mitchell Haynes and Steve Chisholm officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:30 prior to the services.   

Burial will be in Arkansas on Monday, February 6.  Ruggles-Wilcox will lead a procession from their funeral home in Arkadelphia at 2:00 p.m. to Davis Cemetery in Vaden, for the grave side service at 3:00.  Charlie Williams will officiate.

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