Theodore R. Rhodes, Jr.

theodore rhodes, jr.

Theodore Roosevelt Rhodes, Jr., 73, of Candler passed away peacefully on May 26, 2017, at the John F. Keever Solace Center.

He was the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt Rhodes, Sr., and Hattie Lou Bradshaw Rhodes. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Janet Rhodes Larson.

Mr. Rhodes is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janet Moore Rhodes; daughter, Samantha Davis (Sean); two grandchildren, Geoffrey and Jennieve Davis; nieces, Vicki Sustana (Mike), of Trenton, FL, and Jill Larson-Ganey (Ken) and children, Austin and Victoria; nephew, Eric Larson (Karrie) and daughter, Katie, all of Tallahassee, FL; and many cousins.

A graduate of Enka High School and AB Tech, Mr. Rhodes served his country with the North Carolina National Guard out of Canton from 1967 through 1974. He later retired from Anton Chevrolet after 37.5 years as their parts manager.

He was an avid fisherman and charter member of the Pigeon Valley Bassmasters Club, in Canton, NC. He was also a member of the Candler Lions Club, and a faithful member of Hominy Baptist Church.

The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Hominy Baptist Church with Pastor Melissa Hughes and Dr. Paul Raybon officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Daily Bread Program at Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler, NC 28715

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  1. Janet ,Sam and children you have our deepest thoughts and prayers at this time. Ted will be missed he was a fine man.

  2. So many memories of coming to your home to eat and have fun. The early days of riding motorcycles to Gatlinburg for lunch. My heart goes out to you Janet, Samantha, Sean, Geoffrey and Jenny. I wish so much that we could be with you.But know that I am there in prayers and thoughts.

  3. Sam,
    Your dad will always have a special place in my heart. We talked, visited, and shared our stories with each other many times at the Cancer Center. We would frequently run into each other there. He fought a long hard battle, with your mom cheering him on by his side. It breaks my heart to know he’s gone. I am a better person because of him. He is a hero to me! May God bless your family with comfort, peace, and rest.

  4. Janet and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Ted passing. He fought a long hard battle with all of you right there beside him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of grief and may God bless you with comfort, peace and rest. Ted was a good man and will be missed.

  5. I had the honor of knowing Ted, on and off the water. Even though I hadn’t seen him in quite some time, I know I will miss him. He was a man of honor and integrity and when he spoke I knew to listen…he gave great advice. Ted, until we meet again, I wish you the smoothest of waters, the best tied knots and the tightest lines. And thanks for everything!!

  6. To Janet Rhodes and her family, I am so sorry for your loss. Andrea and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please contact us if you we help in any way.

  7. Janet and family-we were so sorry to hear aboutTed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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