David Arnold Rhodes, 65, of Kilgore passed away on December 12, 2017. He was born to Arnold L. Rhodes and Martha Warner Rhodes on May 8, 1952. David enjoyed cooking, writing, reading, listening to music and most especially spending time with his family. He was married to Nancy Whetstone Rhodes and spent most of his life managing grocery / convenience stores, then the past year working for his friend Kenny’s appliance repair and sales store. His recent cancer diagnosis this summer forced him to semi-retire and concentrate on his treatment. Unfortunately other medical complications took him sooner than we expected.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his youngest brother, Jeff.
David is survived by his longtime love, Nancy Rhodes; his daughter, Lee’ah Joseph and her husband Mathew, along with their three sons, Caleb, Carter and Cohen; his step-son, Heath Witt and his children, Zach and Emma; his brothers, Allen Rhodes and wife Carla, and Howard Rhodes and wife Lena; and his sisters, Karen Mays and husband Richard, Janice Barfield and husband Nelson, LeaAnn Tomlinson and husband Wayne. He will be missed by many other family members and friends, of whom he held close to his heart.
Services were held on Monday, December 18 at 2 p.m. at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, Houston. There will be a celebration of life in Kilgore at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Danville on January 20.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Longview Cancer Center, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice in David’s name.