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In Memory of

Jerald Ray Rhodes

August 13, 1945 - Unknown

Obituary


Jerald Ray Rhodes, 72, of Fort Smith, died September 5, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born August 13, 1945 in Spiro, OK. Jerald was a successful businessman, and entrepreneur. He cared for his family and truly enjoyed the small things in life. Jerald was active in his church with home fellowships and was on the visitation team and he never met a stranger. He loved a good deal, was an avid collector, and yard sales were his passion. He simply loved life and participated in many organizations; the U.S. Army Reserves, the SME, Spiro...

Jerald Ray Rhodes, 72, of Fort Smith, died September 5, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born August 13, 1945 in Spiro, OK. Jerald was a successful businessman, and entrepreneur. He cared for his family and truly enjoyed the small things in life. Jerald was active in his church with home fellowships and was on the visitation team and he never met a stranger. He loved a good deal, was an avid collector, and yard sales were his passion. He simply loved life and participated in many organizations; the U.S. Army Reserves, the SME, Spiro Jacyees, he was the head of Spiro Cub Scouts, and President of the Spiro Little League, he helped start the Spiro Boxing Club and he operated the chain gang for the Spiro High School Football. Jerald's hobbies included fishing, skiing, hunting, yard sailing and collecting.

He is survived by his wife Berniece Rhodes of Fort Smith; two sons, Larry Rhodes of Fort Smith and Terry Rhodes of Springdale; one sister, Valeria Jo Clark of Spiro; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert Rhodes, Zachary Rhodes, Jeremiah Rhodes, Price Johnson, Brandon Johnson, and Daniel Sullivan.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Clark, Mark Clark, Jay Fisk, and Lewis Schrimsher.

Funeral service will be Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, OK all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 PM