Jerry Clarence Rhodes
Jerry Clarence Rhodes was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on May 26, 1947, the son of Clarence Rhodes and Lois Evans Rhodes. He died Wednesday, August 7, 2013, in Chickasha.
Jerry grew up in Chickasha, graduating from Chickasha High School in 1965. After graduation he attended Okmulgee Tech for auto body. Later he returned to Chickasha, where he met and married Kathy Whitener, on March 17, 1972.
He served in the Army Reserves for six years.
Jerry owned and operated his own auto body shop in Chickasha for many years.
He also had been employed through the years at Montgomery Wards and Perdue Housing. Jerry started working for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority in November of 1981, where he was currently employed as the Transportation Maintenance Superintendent.
He enjoyed boating at the lake, spending time with his family and friends, drag racing, old cars, spending time with his grandson, and taking trips to Laughlin, Nevada and Branson, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by: parents; Clarence and Lois Rhodes, father in law Albert Whitener, two brothers in law Steve Whitener and Butch Williams.
Survivors include: wife; Kathy Rhodes of the home, two sons; Jeffrey Rhodes of Chickasha, and Jerad Rhodes and wife Tiffany of Oklahoma City, grandson; Ethan Rhodes of Oklahoma City, sister; Janice Williams, nephew; Bryan Williams and wife Tina all of Chickasha, niece Mandy Williams-Will and husband Bryon of Oklahoma City, mother in law; Cora Whitener of Chickasha and numerous other family members, many great friends and his special dog Buster.
The family has set a family and friends visitation time for Sunday August 11, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.