Funeral services for Jerry Rhodes, 83, were held Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tenn. Interment followed at Bethlehem Cemetery.
Mr. Rhodes, of Lebanon, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 10, 2103.
He was retired from Great Lakes Steel Mill, Michigan, and was an endearing lover of animals and an avid golfer. He was a wonderful husband and father, and leaving to mourn his passing a host of friends and family.
Born in Parsons, the son of the late Clarence and Alie Mae Rhodes, he is preceded in death also by by brother, Ted Rhodes; a grandson, Evan Pyle; and great-grandson, Aaron Sonneberg.
He is survived by wife of 63 years, Katie Rhodes; four daughters, Jennifer Cruz, Marcelle (Tom) Webster, Karen Rhodes, Rita Rhodes, all of Lebanon, Tenn; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Bowman of Parsons and Betty (Frank) Tyler of Burlison, Tenn; and many nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Jason and Jeff Toporowski, Jeremy Shope, Tommy, Doug and Eric Webster. Honorary pallbearers were Bedford Johnson, Tuesday Morning Senior Scramble at Hunters Point Golf Course.