RHODES, C.E. "Deacon"
C.E. "Deacon" Rhodes, age 88, formerly of Lake Worth, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Vero Beach, FL. A native of Virginia, he and his late, beloved wife, Virginia, came to Lake Worth in 1956 to minister to the First Christian Church of Lake Worth. He left a thriving, loving and serving First Christian Church as pastor following the death of their son, James. They had previously lost a son, Daniel, in death earlier in their ministry. Deacon served as a reporter
and later as editor of the Lake Worth Herald. Virginia worked at E. Earl Smith & Son Funeral Home for more than 20 years.At the time of his death, Mr. Rhodes was a member of the First Christian Church of West Palm Beach and Vogel-Lee Post 47, American Legion, Lake Worth.Survivors include one son, David (wife, Mary) Rhodes of Vero Beach, and a brother, Lewis C. Rhodes of Kentucky.Friends may visit from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with funeral services beginning at 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 19 at the funeral home. Rev. Donn Brammer of First Christian Church of West Palm Beach will be officiating. Interment will be held privately at Palm Beach Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to be made to the USO at www.uso.org/donate
. Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL www.dorsey-smithmemorygardens.com
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