Carl Dixon Rhodes, Jr.

January 4, 2016
Carl Dixon Rhodes, Jr.

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Carl Dixon Rhodes, Jr., 65, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Carl Dixon Rhodes, Sr. and Myrtle Ruth Rogers Rhodes. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Rhodes and by his beloved grandmother, Giva Huntley Rhodes, who raised him after his parents died.

Carl graduated from Edneyville High School in 1968 and retired from GE after 36 years of employment. He excelled at sports and coached many throughout the years. A selfless man, Carl would do anything for those who needed him. He was a loving father, a man of faith, and a friend to everyone. Carl was an avid fisherman, Tar Heels fan and a man who loved animals, especially his chocolate lab, Curtis. Above all, he loved his family. God called home a very special man.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Brenda Cantrell Rhodes; son, Joey Rhodes and wife, Jamie; daughter, Christy Rhodes; grandchildren, Ashley, Dalton and Demi; brother, Dick Rhodes and wife, Naomi; sister, Sally Patterson and husband, Narvin; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Phillip Youngblood officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life or to the American Lung Association at


Thursday, January 7, 2016
12:00 AM

Hooper's Creek Baptist Church - Directions
Hoopers Creek Church Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732


Wednesday, January 6, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • January 05, 2016
    Millard C. Corn Jr says:
    So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. We worked many years together at GE and I always considered him a friend . He will be missed.

  • January 06, 2016
    Malissa says:
    I will never forget Carl and how sweet he was. I remember him and Brenda taking me to church for the first time in my life when I was a child. I remember him and Curtis riding around like two best friends. Carl you will be missed. Go tar heels! May you rest in peace.

  • January 06, 2016
    Elaine Cantrell lit a candle:
    Lit since January 6, 2016 at 1:53:02 AM

  • January 06, 2016
    Luanne and Ken says:
    So sorry for your loss of this amazing person - we love Christy like one of our own love and hugs from Kentucky!

  • January 06, 2016
    Shirley Drake says:
    I have so many funny stories of Carl at GE and Chris & I both through the years with our boys! I think we should have a "Fun Story Night" about him. I so respect him for being so easy going and gentle and at the same time funny and one of the "Best Natured" people I have ever met! He got such a thrill picking on me at GE. We will be praying for you all through your grief journey! Much Love, Chris & Shirley