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Robert Benjamin "Bob" Rhoades


1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Robert Benjamin "Bob" Rhoades Obituary

On May 21, 2016, Bob passed away peacefully at 95 years old. Bob was born on November 6, 1920 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Dora and Benjamin Rhoades.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945. He was employed for 30 years at Mobil Oil Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jean Rhoades.

Bob is survived by his 2 sons, Gary and wife Dena, and David and wife Cecilia. Granddaughters, Erica Erb, husband Andy, Ashley Vining, husband Bryant, Krista Horton, husband Bryce, and JerriLynn Osterhout, husband Steven. Bob had 7 great-grandchildren, Lilly, Avery, and Paige Erb, Boston and Kollyns Horton, Nathan and Ava Osterhout.

Bob was always happy and never complained about anything. He never missed a chance to tell one of his famous jokes. We were fortunate to have him in our lives for so many great years and will miss him tremendously.

A memorial service will be held at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 1:45pm.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 29, 2016
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