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Rodney Anthony Authement






Name of Oilfield Fallen Rodney Anthony authement
Date of Birth 10/22/1954
Date of Death 6/29/15
Occupation Blow out prevenator specialist and service tech

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Where do I begin. I would like to formally introduce myself. My name is kandace authement daughter of the fallen oil field hand Rodney authement. Some people called him pawpaw spec, hot rod, paw. He had many names and there are so many peoples lives he touched in his life that we now are finding out that it’s mind blowing. My dad was on a rig in Texas for the company NOV. He died on June 29, 2015 and that’s when my life was shattered into a million peices. My best friend my heart was gone! I had spoke to him hours before and then he was gone and I’m left to pick up the peices. I won’t let my dad’s story be untold. His story is so great that even the greatest of people should hear of him. I made a promise to him the day we said our goodbyes that I would be his voice. I would tell the world how great he was and I would let the world know how hard he worked for the oil field. So hard he gave his heart to the oil field. Literally ” they say he died of a heart attack” I say he died of giving his heart to the job.


I have so many memories I will hold dear to my heart and so many memories of my dad to even break down to something simple. My Dad aka pawpaw spec (hot rod) Was and always be the best man I ever met in my life. His work ethic and drive to get things done and to do it for his family is and always will be remembered by so many. I never really new what my dad exactly did or dealt with until his passing. I started getting e mails and messages from people all over the world. Some met my dad just in passing. Some spent days hours weeks with him and grew a bond and relationship with him. Some of their families and children had excepted my dad not only as a friend but some called him pawpaw. I talked with guys that he had trained to go on to be so successful they tell me they owe my dad they career because he got them where they were today. Lead men CEOs of big name companies like SHELL and Halliburton have contacted me telling me they don’t know what they were going to do without my dad because my dad was that good at what he did they would wait for him keep a rig closed and not running loosing millions if he couldn’t make the job. These stories kept me driving to find out more and hear everything I possibly could about his job and his life in the field. Which led me to this website. I felt as though I was alone in to his struggle until I met this oil field families page. That night June 29th my life and changed in the blink of a eye. I’m learning to live without him and sharing his story has gotten me where I am today deal thing with the grief of my beloved father. My father was a employer of NOV. He had been with the company for 20 plus years although NOV just bought out T3energy my dad had been with this company although they had been bought out a few times he never moved a inch. He dedicated his life and literally his HEART to the oil field. He was a bop specialist amongst many other things. He was the go to guy. He was the hardest working 60 year old man I had ever seen. He could run circles around me at 30 years old. He was a go get her. He did the job right and if he thought for one second it wasn’t gonna be done right he went out and done it himself. He was gone a lot and now looking from this side I see why. He always put our needs in front of his. He worked endlessly to make each of us 3 children have whatever and 10 grandchildren never go without even if that meant he was gone for months at a time. since I was a baby I am who I am because of him. I only hope that my children carry on the legacy he left behind.

He is the reason why I’m strong
He gave me my courage & my strength
He taught me To stand tall even when standing wasn’t easy
Stand for the ones who can’t
To think and fend for myself
Then i realized I am my Daddy made over!! He Taught me to fight back
To never back down
How to pick myself back up
When I’ve been knocked down
Fight for what I believe He gave me my stubbornness
Gave me my pride
Gave me my temper
Taught me not to take crap
To speak my mind no matter or who.
Work for what I want.
How to keep my emotions in check.
How to handle large amounts of pain.
When in trouble he always had my back.
He knew how my mind worked better than anyone.
Even though he is gone
I’ll stand.
I’m honored and proud to say
I’m my daddy made over.

Attached is a slideshow which shows the love he had for his family and his grandchildren and my mother.

Thanks Kandace Authement


Daddy just stay
Daddy please stay
Daddy please your leaving again today?
Daddy please stay
Why you keep leaving us to go away?
Why your never hear to see me play?
Daddy please stay.
Why are you gone time and time again?
Why are you gone when I thought I was gonna see you again.
Daddy please stay
Why am I use to you never being here
Why am I always shedding tears
Daddy please stay
Why are you always on the go
Why are you always driving to places you don’t know
Daddy please stay
Why are the holidays always a week behind
Why does your phone ring constantly all the time
Daddy please stay
Why do they make you go to work all the times I want you here
Why don’t they give you a vacation so you can relax with us and drink a beer
Daddy please stay
Why am I sitting here heartbroken and in despair
Why did they take you daddy it’s not fair
Daddy please stay
Why did I question your leaving me all the time
Why didn’t I cherish every moment you were alive
Daddy please stay
Why didn’t I see that you did all this to support our needs
Why didn’t I see that you oil field was what you would bleed
Daddy please stay
Why am I talking to you separated by a tomb stone?
Why am I not talking to you on the phone
Why did god need you that day
Why daddy why I just wanted you to stay
But your with Jesus now and I will see you again some day!!!

Love your baby girl kandace authement



    1. Thanks crystal learning to never head his voice of his laughter and see that smiling face again hurts the most. One day we will meet again and he is in a better place is how I’m dealing with this . His passing is still shock to me and so hard to believe.

  1. I am sorry for your loss, but it sounds like it was a life to be celebrated. As long as you have memories, he will always be with you. God bless and be safe.


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