Charles Curtis Rhodes of Irondale was born on October 23, 1927 in Shirley, a son of the late Henry and Lily (Morgan) Rhodes. On June 25 1947 Curtis was united in marriage to the love of his life, Nina Harding and they shared 51 years of memories together.
In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Curtis was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Regina Rhodes; siblings, Bonnie Head and husband Hershel, Herb Rhodes, Henrietta Cramer and husband Scott, Bill Rhodes and wife Helen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Neil and Erma Merrill, Bill and Luvina Harding and David Harding.
Those who remain to cherish his memory and remember his legacy include his son, Charles “Chuck” Rhodes Jr. and Verna Lynn Boomer-Norris; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Larry Yount; two grandchildren, Jillian Rhodes, Blake Yount and fiancé Whitney Morgan; four great grandchildren, Cameryn Yount and fiancé Ethan House, Carsyn Yount, Jordan Glafke, and Braxton Morgan; brother, Ivan Rhodes and wife Allene; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Harding. Curtis also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews that he loved. Among those are two very special nieces, Neila (Merrill) Crane and Carolyn (Merrill) Simily, who spent many of their childhood days in his home.
Visitation for Curtis was held on Friday, April 9th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi.
A funeral service immediately followed on Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Elder Mike Jarvis officiating. Curtis was laid to rest beside his wife Nina at Big River Cemetery, Irondale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Back Pack Program. Memorials may be mailed to DeClue Funeral Home, 301 East High Street, Potosi, MO. 63664.
Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care of DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi.
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