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Wayne Nelson Rhodes, Sr.

Battle Creek

Wayne Nelson Rhodes, Sr., age 85, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek.

Wayne was born October 28, 1928 in Battle Creek to Lloyd C. Rhodes and Ruth W. Rhodes. He married Mary Ruth Weller on May 5, 1959. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, bingo, going to the casino and watching his sons in derbies.

Wayne is survived by his daughters Georgetta Traver of Battle Creek, Ruth Rhodes of Battle Creek, Anna Renshaw of Battle Creek, Lorie Ann Leppert of Indiana, Terry Rhodes of Battle Creek and Almonia Williamson of Battle Creek; sons Wayne Leroy Rhodes of Quincy, Wayne Nelson Rhodes of Battle Creek, Frank Rhodes of Grand Rapids, Frances Rhodes of Battle Creek, Lloyd Rhodes of Battle Creek and Albert Rhodes of Union City; 36 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and one sister Beverly Puff of Shelbyview, TN. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ruth Rhodes on December 5, 1997, his mother and father, one sister and 3 brothers.

Visitation Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 20th at Spencer's with Pastor Jim Codde officiating. Interment Burlington Cemetery. Following the interment a dinner will be held at the Burlington Township Fire Department, 215 West Leroy St. Burlington, MI 49029. Memorials in Wayne's honor may be directed to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence or the Burlington Township Fire Department.

Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. www.spencerfamilyfuneralhome.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from June 16 to June 18, 2014
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