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Vernie Rhodes

Vernie Rhodes Jr., age 79, of McBain, passed away at Samaritas in Cadillac on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born at Bakersfield, California on March 27, 1938, to Vernie Sr. and Joyce (Godfrey) Rhodes. He married Carman Guerrorro in Spain in 1962 and she preceded him in death on Nov.12, 2012. On May 15, 2015, he married Jackie Tussey by the Mill Pond in Marion. He drove truck for Penske Trucking Company relocating rental trucks. He had worked for Sears in Birmingham, Alabama and retired in 2014. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, salt water fishing, shrimping in Louisiana, cooking and baking, and traveling. He had served in the US Air Force. He was a God fearing man and never worried about anything. He attended the Cornerstone Tabernacle Church in Cadillac and special friends were Rev. Troy (Dawn) Baxter who had helped him in many different ways. He had his favorite dogs, Chico and Fefe. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Rhodes of McBain, four children, Jose (Maria) Rhodes of Jacksonville, Florida, Thomas Rhodes and Rosa Rhodes both of Alabama, and Joyce (Ray) Cooper of Jasper, Alabama. His grandchildren are, Samuel Rhodes, Elizabeth Rhodes, Sarah Rhodes, Joseph Rhodes, Lexi Rhodes and Jessica Harper and 3 great grandchildren. The stepchildren surviving are Helen (Jim) Smith of Lake George and Rebekah Beebe and friend Todd Mishler of Mc Bain. There are twelve step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Norma and Ken Bazuin of Marion is his sister in law and brother in law. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jimmie Rhodes and John Rhodes and Patti (Donald) Beebe. A Celebration of Life will be held on at the Cornerstone Tabernacle Church on Saturday, at 4:00 P.M. with visitation from 3:30P.M. until service time. A luncheon will follow the services at the church. Reverend Troy Baxter will officiate and burial will take place later in Jasper, Alabama. Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain is in charge of the funeral arrangements and thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com


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