Carl Dixon Rhodes, Jr., 65, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Carl Dixon Rhodes, Sr. and Myrtle Ruth Rogers Rhodes. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Rhodes and by his beloved grandmother, Giva Huntley Rhodes, who raised him after his parents died.
Carl graduated from Edneyville High School in 1968 and retired from GE after 36 years of employment. He excelled at sports and coached many throughout the years. A selfless man, Carl would do anything for those who needed him. He was a loving father, a man of faith, and a friend to everyone. Carl was an avid fisherman, Tar Heels fan and a man who loved animals, especially his chocolate lab, Curtis. Above all, he loved his family. God called home a very special man.
Carl is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Brenda Cantrell Rhodes; son, Joey Rhodes and wife, Jamie; daughter, Christy Rhodes; grandchildren, Ashley, Dalton and Demi; brother, Dick Rhodes and wife, Naomi; sister, Sally Patterson and husband, Narvin; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Phillip Youngblood officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at Shuler Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life or to the American Lung Association at www.tmcfunding.com.
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Hooper's Creek Baptist Church