James Wallace Rhodes Sr., age 85, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Columbus. He attended The University of Florida on a GI bill and graduated in 1958 with a degree in business administration.
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He married Doris Barrackman Feb. 22, 1954. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and Army. He retired from General Motors in 1991 with 32 years of service at the Lakewood Plant as a cost accountant. He worked at Panduit from 1995-2010.
A Master Mason, he was a member of Glenwood Hills Lodge #703 and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eldis Remington; and father, John Rhodes.
He is survived by his wife, Doris "Jean" Rhodes of Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, James Wallace and Donna Jean Rhodes Jr. of Conyers; granddaughter, Hannah Jean Rhodes; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Jay Green of Atlanta; sister, Carolyn Spell; brother, George Rhodes.
Memorial services will be held Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Allen Grady officiating. Inurnment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 10:30 a.m. until hour of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society of Forsyth County, 4440 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA 30041.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from Apr. 10 to Apr. 13, 2013