Thomas J. Rhodes

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Funeral service for Thomas J. Rhodes, 82, will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Piedmont First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron McKay and Bro. Eddie Lindsey officiating. Burial will be at Piedmont Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church two hours prior to the service. Mr. Rhodes went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2014, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lynne; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Danny Stone and grandson, Andrew Thomas Stone, all of Piedmont; sister, Agnes Rhodes and brother, Joe Rhodes, both of Hardinsburg, Ky.; brother-in-law, Ralph D. Tucker, of Hudson, Ky.; sister-in-law, Virginia B. Dothard, of Jacksonville; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Roy and Betty Edwards and Ellis and Nettie Minton and his loving dog, Roscoe. Pallbearers will be Andrew Stone, Greg Dothard, George Dothard, Herb Davis, Frank Stewart, David Ivey and Ron Young. Honorary pallbearers will be the Frank Wofford Sunday School Class. Mr. Rhodes was born April 8, 1931 to Gordon and Elizabeth Rhodes in McDaniels, Ky. where he lived until joining the U.S. Army on February 16, 1951. While stationed at Ft. McClellan, he met Lynne Bedwell. They married on December 1, 1951 before serving in the Korean War. After his discharge on February 15, 1954, he spent most of his working life as a truck driver until he retired in 1994. He was a member of the Piedmont First United Methodist Church and Frank Wofford Sunday School Class. He enjoyed working outside, cattle farming, NASCAR racing and spending time with family and friends. His greatest joy was his grandson, Andrew. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Edna Hinton, Virginia Elders, Margaret Cicippio, Annette Bartley and Sarah Alice Tucker and brother, Patrick Rhodes. The family request no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piedmont First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 268, Piedmont, AL 36272 or Piedmont Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 333, Piedmont, AL 36272 or to . The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Courtney Lowe and staff; Dr. Castillo, Dena Soth and staff at Gadsden Cancer Center and Lawley's Premier Hospice nurses and staff for the excellent care given their loved one.
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Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory - Piedmont
6340 Old Piedmont-Gadsden Hwy. PO Box 574
Piedmont, AL 36272
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 18, 2014
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