Jerry D. Rhodes, 68, of Edneyville, NC, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at his home while surrounded by his family, following an extended illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Sallie Kate Rhodes.
Jerry graduated from Edneyville High School and was a farmer and apple grower all his life. He was a member of Edneyville United Methodist Church and a former volunteer at Edneyville Fire Department.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Demarius Dalton Rhodes of Edneyville; his daughters, Lorri Rhodes and husband, Don; Amy Lane and husband, Danny; and Kristi Berry and husband, Rob, all of Edneyville; four grandchildren, Dalton and Austin Rhodes and Jessica and Jamie Berry; great-grandchild, Ayden Berry; brother, Stan Rhodes and wife, Marsha, of Edneyville; nephew, Andrew Rhodes; and his extended family.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Friday, December 4, 2009 at Edneyville United Methodist Church. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to the service in the church. Rev. Steve Byrum, Dr. Mike Smith, and Rev. Robert Hodgens will officiate. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the burial, and at other times will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Edneyville United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, PO Box 87, Edneyville, NC 28727, or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
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