Rodney has been with Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home since 1987. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Georgia and Tennessee and is a member of The Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.
Rodney is a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. He is a member and past-president of the Unadilla Lions Club and previously served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Vienna. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Central Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins, a past-president of the Dooly County Heart Association and a former member of the Vienna Kiwanis Club.
He is married to Melissa Fullington Brannen and they have 5 children, Ryan Brannen, Rebecca Carver, Morgan Scott, Jenna Scott and Thomas Scott. They also have three grandchildren, Darci Kate Brannen, Tate Baker Brannen and Millie Drew Brannen.