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Raymond Rhodes

Charles Raymond Rhodes, 89, a lifelong resident of Ft. Thomas passed away January 8, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 2, 1929 in Fort Thomas to William Curtis Rhodes and Frances Eredia Rhodes. Raymond was married to Billie Ruth Weddle also of Ft. Thomas on May 6, 1950. The couple was blessed with six children. Raymond worked for Woods Brothers Refrigeration, Electric and sheet metal, D.B Nelson Electric, Producers Minerals and other construction jobs until he joined his brother John Rhodes in opening Rhodes Enterprises where he worked until his retirement in 1991. If you asked him, he would say he was a prospector and small mine operator. A lifelong gardener, Raymond and Billie Ruth supplied the community with strawberries, fruit, vegetables, pecans and garlic. Raymond is survived by his: wife of 68 years, Billie Ruth; brother, Fred (Barbara), of Tuscon; and his six children, Nona Black (Spencer), of Cottonwood Wash, Chuck (Donita), of Ft. Thomas, Mark (Lisa), of Dewey, Ned (Kim), of Thatcher, Kenny (Tina), of Thatcher and Susan Estavillo (Brian), of Mesa; twenty grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Raymond was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Joe, Bill, John’ and his granddaughter, Addison. A Celebration of Raymond’s Life will be conducted Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ft. Thomas Elementary School Cafeteria. The family suggests donations to the Charles Raymond Rhodes Memorial Geology Scholarship at Eastern Arizona College. Please visit https://www.eacalumni.org/donate.

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Danny Smith Aug 31 2022 10:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Rhodes

Lyn Casey Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Rhodes

Lyn Casey Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. God bless

Mary Ellen (Cervantez) Gonzalez Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. God bless

Mary Ellen (Cervantez) Gonzalez Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

Uncle Raymond always had a smile and kind words to say. His knowledge of gems and minerals and the great outdoors is what I will always remember about him. I will never forget the times we had visiting and going out picnicking and rock hunting when I was a child. Love, hugs and prayers of peace and comfort for my sweet Aunt Billie and cousins during this time. RIP dear uncle. We love you and will be together again someday.

Pamela Weddle-Wooten Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

Uncle Raymond always had a smile and kind words to say. His knowledge of gems and minerals and the great outdoors is what I will always remember about him. I will never forget the times we had visiting and going out picnicking and rock hunting when I was a child. Love, hugs and prayers of peace and comfort for my sweet Aunt Billie and cousins during this time. RIP dear uncle. We love you and will be together again someday.

Pamela Weddle-Wooten Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

Raymond is such a nice and loving person. Interesting, knowledgeable and adventurous a genuine good guy. May God bless him and comfort his family. He will be missed!!

Will & Cathleen Wright Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM

Raymond is such a nice and loving person. Interesting, knowledgeable and adventurous a genuine good guy. May God bless him and comfort his family. He will be missed!!

Will & Cathleen Wright Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM

We will miss our Bunny Rabbit one of the most thoughtful and kind people I know he has been a great brother to me, such a good husband and father. enjoyed our visits long stories, politics, flying saucers, any subject. Never a dull moment! It won't be the same. our love to my dear sister and all the nieces and nephews. GOD BE YOU Jess and Jerry

jessie reed Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM

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