After ‘skipping’ two grades in high school, he graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City in 1960. He then began his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Mr. Rodefer became a leader in the community and in business, accomplishing a number of things.

In 1965, he joined the Joe E. Henry & Co. as partner. Then in 1990, following a series of mergers, formed Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC.


Mr. Rodefer served as a colonel for the Tennessee Jaycees.


He was cast as President Andrew Johnson in a film aired on The History Channel and in many schools throughout the country. He portrayed the life of Johnson, who became president in 1865 due to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.


Mr. Rodefer was a leader in a local organization in a direction whereby a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine was eventually named U.S.S. Greeneville. Bob led the community’s effort Which resulted in the commissioning of the vessel in 1996.


Other initiatives, while too numerous to name, include the Greene County Heritage Trust; the Dickson-Williams Historical Association; the YMCA; the Kiwanis Club: the Oak Grove Cemetery Association; the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, and the United Way. Bob passed away in January 2009, at the age of 67.