Sunday, January 23, 2022

Rodney Chamblee, Former Rebel, Developer Of The Graduate, Passes Away

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Rodney Chamblee 1947-2016
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Rodney Chamblee, former Ole Miss basketball player and founder of the Chamblee Company, a Flowood, Mississippi-based development and property management company and co-developer of The Graduate in Oxford, passed away on Saturday at the age of 69. Chamblee lettered in basketball for the Rebels from 1967-1969.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25,2016 and Wednesday from 10 a.m. -11 a.m., with services at 11 a.m., all at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Brandon, Mississippi. Graveside services will be in the Oxford City Cemetery at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A link to his full obituary can be found HERE.

The Chamblee Company bought the Downtown Inn in Oxford in 2002 and ultimately co-developed the property into the Graduate Hotel with A.J. Capital Partners based in Chicago.

The Chamblee Company presently manages a portfolio of properties which include the Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites and Candlewood Suites Extended Stay, both in Flowood along with retail and office park properties. staff report