Marcus Rodney Kiker, 46, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday June 3rd, 2021.\n \nHe was an employee and crew chief for Lucky 7 Motorsports owned by Josh and Max Baker. Rodney, also known as Hot Rod and Rockin’ Rodney, loved life and enjoyed every minute of his. He grew up racing go-carts and eventually raced his way through UMP open-wheel modified track championships, 1999, 2002, and 2004 at Volunteer Motor Speedway.\n \nRodney is survived by his children, Briggs and Katie Kiker; their mother, Chastity Bright and his son Riley Kiker; step-mother, Linda Kiker who raised him and loved him like her own; brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Nekia Kiker; sister and brother-in-law, Keema and Dallas Seip; and brother, Sammy Roark. Special aunts and uncles; Paulette and Eddie Ottinger, Annette and Gene Crum; special cousins, David and Holly Brooks, Lynette and Steve Malone, Rusty and Karen Ottinger, Marty Ottinger, and Alan Kiker; a niece Haley Carter; special friend Shannon Pitt Boyd; and many other special family and friends.\n \nHe was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Roark; his father, Marcus Kiker; grandparents, Paul and Nellie Kiker and David and Louise Wilhoit.\n \nRodney had a heart of gold, and he will be truly missed.\n \nFamily will receive friends Tuesday from 4 until 7 Downtown. Funeral services will follow at 7pm with Rev Richard Long officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11am at Loves Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at 10am Wednesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.\n \nPallbearers will include; Jason Bowers, Jason Laws, Josh Baker, Justin Kidwell, Alan Kiker, Max Baker, and Marty Ottinger\n \nHonorary pallbearers are; Doyle Jones, Tony Jones, Tim Jones, Frank Waddell, Mark Kesterson, Shawn Neas, Donnie Stewart, Bobby Smoke, Gary Jones, Bobby Jones Jr, and Stevie Honeycutt\n \nIn lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses. You may donate online by clicking the following link\nDONATIONShttps://bit.ly/3hY96x4https://bit.ly/3hY96x4\n \n \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nMarcus Rodney Kiker, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.