Robert E. Rhodes
November 19, 1941 June 22, 2021
Robert Elroy Rhodes, 79, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, June 22, 2021 at his home.
He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Herman L. and Thelma Lenora (Edwards) Rhodes and was raised by his uncle and aunt, Myron E. and Beulah R. (Rhodes) Hoover.
On November 17, 1963 he married Donna J. Robison in Martinsburg.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 57 years; a son, Stephen W. Rhodes (Beulah) of Sunderland, MD; a daughter, Debbie E. Heeter (Mark) of Curryville; seven grandchildren: Brandon, Derek, Brady and Connor Nicewonger and Samantha, Ryan and Matthew Rhodes; two sisters: Donna Ferrich and Darlene Searfoss (Carl); and a brother, John Rhodes (Beverly).
Bob was preceded in death by a son, Robert M. “Robby” Rhodes; and two brothers: Carl and Richard Rhodes.
He was a 1959 graduate of Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg and a 1963 graduate of Williamson Trade School in Media, PA. Following graduation he worked as a mason for Wells & Associates Inc. in Beltsville, MD and later moved back to the cove where he spent the next 40 years as a masonry contractor, retiring in 2014. Bob attended the Brethren in Christ Church in Martinsburg.
He loved spending time with his wife and family, especially his grandchildren, who were his greatest pride and joy. Bob also enjoyed hunting, bowling and playing softball.
Friends will be received from 5-8pm, Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Memorial Church of the Brethren and from 11am until the noon funeral service, Friday, June 25, 2021 at the church, Pastor Earl E. Herr officiating. Private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.
Memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be given to Williamson College of the Trades, 106 South New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063 or williamson.edu/giving.
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