Jerry Phillip Rhoads

jerry rhoads

November 18, 1933 ~ November 19, 2008

Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jerry Phillip Rhoads, 75, of 100 Providence Rd., Asheville, died on Wednesday, November 19 2008, at the VA Medical Center. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Rhoads was the son of the late Frank and Frances Smith Rhoads. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Spencer "Monty" Rhodes. Mr. Rhoads was a former mason, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Harriett Olivia Bridgewater Rhoads; son, Jerry Phillip Rhoads, II; sisters, Diann Francis, of Dunellen, FL, and Joann Lisenbee, of Mars Hill; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and nine nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mr. Rhoads will be on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with Chaplain Lu Ann Petitt officiating. His family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, or to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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  1. Olivia,
    The memories we have of Jerry will never leave us, He will always be in our heart. We will all miss him and his ability to make you laugh. Thank God for the hope we have in him that we will see Jerry, Monty, and other loved ones that have passed when we get to go to heaven. My prayers are with you and your family knowing your loss. Love you,

  2. Olivia:
    I was sorry to note that Jerry had passed away. I first met Jerry when he got out of the Navy and went to work for Gene Johnson and I thought the world of him.

    Years have passed and we have not kept up with each other, but I have thought about you and Jerry often.

    My sincere condolences to you and family.

  3. Olivia, You are in our thoughts today. Before we moved Jerry seemed to have lost his desire to live like he wanted to join Spencer; he has. Love, George and Pearl Watt

  4. mammaw rhoads, i love you so much. you are a very strong woman.i will miss him so much but the only way to stop greiving is to put it in the past, even if you cant bree.

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