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Rodney Betts

January 25, 1963 — December 9, 2021

Rodney Betts, 58 of Pampa passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in Pampa.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Rodney was born on January 25, 1963 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Ollie and Pearlie Mae Betts. He attended school in Hobbs, graduating from Hobbs High School in 1981. Shortly after high school, he joined the Navy and served for a little over ten years. When he was honorably discharged in 1994, he began his career for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In 2020, after twenty-six years at the Jordan Unit in Pampa, he retired. During his retirement, he liked to go fishing and traveling to see relatives.

Rodney is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robbie Betts and Roger Betts.

He is survived by his sister, Gayla Dawn Betts of Borger; two step-sisters, Barbara Pryor and husband Joe of Burleson, and Glenna Pool of Mannford, Oklahoma; one step-brother, Clifford Baileys and wife Vanessa of Woodward, Oklahoma; niece, Chesica Beedle of Raton, New Mexico; and numerous other family members.

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