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Thomas "Tom" Henry Rhodes

September 25, 1941 June 6, 2018
Thomas "Tom" Henry Rhodes
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Thomas was born to Robert and Frances Rhodes on September 25, 1941 at Devils Tower, WY. He grew up in Grants Pass, OR, graduating from Grants Pass High School with the class of 1959. He enlisted in the United States Navy with his best friend Don Davidson. He served on active duty as a sonar man until 1962 and continued in the U.S. Navy Reserves until 1971. He worked in the plywood industry and attended Southern Oregon College where he met Barbara Jacobson whom he married on March 19, 1966. He spent on season working with Bill and Betty Davidson on a commercial fishing boat. They didn’t make much money, but they had a great time. Upon returning to the Rogue Valley, Tom went to work for West Coast Airlines as a customer service agent. His airline career took him to North Bend, OR, McKinleyville, CA, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Erie, PA, and Oklahoma City, OK with West Coast Airlines, Airwest, Hughes Airwest, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airline. He retired from Northwest Airlines in 2002 after 35 years of service. He enjoyed playing golf, going to thrift stores with his friend Dallas, collecting “stuff”, and spending time with family including his dog Diggy. He also enjoyed participating in Senior Games golf, bowling, and horseshoes. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Frances Rhodes, brothers Milton Rhodes, Robert Rhodes, and Daniel Rhodes; sisters Gwyneth Williams, Faye Paine, and Betty Jean Glenn. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara; one daughter, Teresa Rhodes, one son Timothy Rhodes and wife Erin; 3 grandchildren, Jared Mayes, Adleigh Martinez, and Collison Rhodes. He is also survived by 3 sisters Betsy Sealy, Cheri Lynch, and Roxie Ross; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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2:00 PM 6/13/2018 2:00:00 PM
McNeil's Funeral Service

525 West Highway 152
PO Box 1616
Mustang, OK 73064

McNeil's Funeral Service
525 West Highway 152 Mustang 73064 OK
United States
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