RHODES - Herbert D. Rhodes, 81 years old, promoted to Glory
on May 10, 2004.
Preceded by mother, Lydia,
father, Wilbert, brothers Hubert, Osbert, Delbert; sisters, Virginia,
Survived by loving and devoted wife, Jacqueline (nee
Fry) of 57 years; sons, Roy (Brenda) Rhodes, Michael (Tina) Rhodes;
daughters, Carolyn Koblens, Janet (Scott) Koblens; 14 grandchildren,
Lynda Rhodes, Kim (Chris) Bond, Christa (Scott) Oberschlake, Roy Rhodes
Jr., Samantha (John) Miller, Michael (Lorien) Utt, Starla and Joshua
Rhodes, Brandon, Beth and Tyler Koblens, Matt, Jordan and Kyle Koblens;
10 great-grandchildren, Grant, Cody, Bailey, Jackson, Sean, Heather,
Hannah, Alexis, Madison and Seth; 7 sisters-in-law, Millie Hogue, Lou
Ann (Paul) Uhrig, Bernice Stiltner, Jean (John) Ankrum, Beatrice Root,
Sue (John) Adkins, Jody (Lee) Hiell; special nephew who was raised as a
brother, Cletus Wayne Rhodes; a special aunt, Bernice "Bink" Stevenson,
St. Louis, Missouri; many nieces, nephews and special friends.
A very special thanks to Dr. Sheila Faryman of
Riverside for her compassionate words and Major Betty Sharp, Reverend
and Mrs. Jeffries and Captain Walter Rivers for their comfort.
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the
82nd Airborne, 508th parachute infantry-medical detachment. Wounded in
action in Belgium and Normandy. Decorated twelve times including the
Presidential citation and Purple Heart with cluster. Participated in
three allied combat jumps, including the invasions of Normandy, Belgium
Employed by General Motors T.D. for 20 years,
Northland Heating and Cooling for 19 years. Served with Boy Scout troop
76 as Scoutmaster, committee chairman and treasurer. A soldier for 43
years of The Salvation Army, Pontiac Street Corp.
Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., where a funeral service
will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004. Major Betty Sharp
officiating, interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests donations to Hospice of Central Ohio.
(The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, 11 May 2004, Page
4C - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
(all images courtesy of Brenda Mellett)
Grave markers for Herbert
D. Rhodes in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus (Franklin
Herbert is also featured on the WWII memorial in the
cemetery. His image, above, is on the fourth row from the top,
second from right.
Herbert enlisted in the Army
at Shelbyville, IN and went through jump school as well as medical
training. He was assigned to the medical detachment, 508th PIR.
T3 Rhodes was awarded the Combat Medical Badge for the
Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 44. He was also awarded the
Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster after being wounded in France and
TSgt Rhodes re-enlisted on 10 November