Richard Ray


Richard Ray "Brink" Rood, Jr., 32, Mendon, Michigan, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 13, at Three Rivers Hospital. His death was very unexpected and due to natural causes.
He was born June 29, 1987 in Elkhart, Indiana, to Richard, Sr. and Jo (Sigman) Rood.
On June 1, 2013 in Bristol, he married Brandy Barnett, she survives.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are sister, Sonny (Kraig) Kliewer, Bristol, Indiana; grandmother, Donna Saunders, Middlebury, Indiana; grandparents, Walter (Darlene) Rood, Bristol, Indiana; mother-in-law, Barbara Barnett, Mendon, Michigan; father-in-law, Dennis Barnett, Sturgis, Michigan; brother-in-law, Brandon Barnett, White Pigeon, Michigan; sister-in-law, Christy Barnett, Mendon, Michigan.
Brink was currently working at Menards in Three Rivers, Michigan. He was a gun enthusiast, especially the AR-15. He enjoyed golfing, working around his house, spending time with his family, friends and animals.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday August 17, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury, Indiana. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, also at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Pastor Rod Holmes.
Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery, Mendon, Michigan.
Memorials may be given to Middlebury Youth Soccer.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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Brooke Sivits
Aug 16, 2019
You will be missed dearly. You were such a great friend. You were so caring and so genuine. You always made me laugh. You left way too soon. You will never be forgotten.
Love, Brooke
Rodney Sivits
Aug 16, 2019
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Rev. Brian Jenkins
Aug 16, 2019
So long my friend until I see you again!
Ryan Grady
Aug 16, 2019
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