Joseph “Joe” William Rhodes, 79, of Fletcher passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born May 14, 1943 in Fletcher, a son of the late W.F. Rhodes and Nola Nix Rhodes. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd George (Clara) Rhodes; sisters, Ethel Rhodes (Troy) Owen and Callie Rhodes (June) Cunningham.
Joe spent his life in the service of others. From his early beginnings as a barber to his thirty years with the United States Postal Service, lifelong commitment with the Fletcher Fire Department, and serving the community through working at Shuler/Forest Lawn Funeral Home for many years. He will be greatly missed by many.
Surviving are his Wife of 59 years, Frances Garren Rhodes; son, William Mark Rhodes; daughter, Susan Whitaker (Dwayne Cutshaw); grandsons, Zach (Rebecca) Rhodes, Blake (Mikayla) Whitaker and Brandon (Taylor) Whitaker; great grandchildren, Callie Rhodes, Addison Rhodes, Charlie Rhodes and Truett Whitaker along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Oak Forest Baptist Church with Jeff Wilkie officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and burial will follow at Pattys Chapel Cemetery.