Rodney Mitchell Maggard, 68, of Hazard, passed away on Wednesday, June 13 at the hospice care center in Hazard. He was the former director of the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center and a former chief of poilce with the Hazard Police Department.
He was the son of the late Ivory Mitchell Maggard and the late Margaret McIntosh Maggard, and was also preceded in death by his brother, James Charles Maggard.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Maggard; daughters Lesley Buckner and husband Jay, Brandi Townsley and husband Jeff, and Vali Dye and husband Kevin; brother Tommy Wayne Maggard; godson Anthony Bersaglia; grandchildren Ali Townsley, Walker Townsley, Mitchell Buckner, Grayson Dye and Avery Dye, along with a host of family and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at the Hal Rogers Forum in Hazard. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 at the Forum, with Dr. Bill Scott and Rev. Chris Fugate officiating. Interment will take place at Charlie Maggard Cemetery at Blair, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hazard ARH Cancer Center are suggested.