Randolph Stovall Rhodes, 92, passed from this earth into the presence of his Lord on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Mr. Rhodes was born Jan. 3, 1922, in College Park, Ga. to the Rev. Joel Carl and Pauline Stovall Rhodes. He was retired from the Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Rhodes held a Bachelor of Science degree from Lambuth University in Tennessee, and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Rhodes was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a charter member of Kiwanis Seniors and SeniorNet. Mr. Rhodes served four years in World War II. As a first lieutenant and navigator in the US Army Air Corp, he flew 196 combat hours on B-24 Bombers in the South Pacific, thereby earning three oak leaf clusters for his Air Medal. Other medals included the World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, and Philippine Liberation Medal. Mr. Rhodes married Jeannie Lou Hamilton on Feb. 7, 1947. He is preceded in death by his wife; grandson, Michael David Rhodes; and brothers, J.C. and Tom Rhodes. Surviving are his son, Randolph Hamilton Rhodes, and wife, Susan, of League City; two daughters, Nancy Rhodes Henderson and husband, James, and Anne Rhodes Bondesen and husband, Norman, both of Nacogdoches; a sister, Sarah Rhodes Bagby of Lexington, Ken.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five nieces and 10 nephews. Visitation for Mr. Rhodes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf. A graveside service will be held at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Sunset Memorial Park, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Don Gregory will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nacogdoches Treatment Center, the
or the Multiple Sclerosis Association. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 18, 2014