OBITUARY - THOMAS DARRELL RHODES
Thomas Darrell RHODES was born August 18, 1979 at Linden, Texas, the son of Susan & Mark WATSON and Ricky & Jewell RHODES.
Thomas graduated from Hughes Spring, Texas High School in 1997. He enjoyed music and was active in the band and choir
and enjoyed stirring up the chorus teacher. Thomas married April LACSEY and MaCaylee was born to them. They later
divorced. Thomas married Shelly YOUNG on October 3, 2009 and together they raised Michele.
After high school, Thomas
started working in the oil fields but would later switch to truck driving. He drove for Mueller & Sons Trucking in
Atlantic, Iowa. Michele treasures the memories of taking some trips with her daddy in the truck. Thomas left the trucking
to be at home and had worked for Longfellow Drilling in Clearfield. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on his pickup
and loved playing with his kids. Thomas was a true gentleman with respect for people around him and would help anyone at
anytime. Thomas passed away at his home north of Diagonal on January 26, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Thomas DUDLEY and maternal Grandmother RHODES.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Shelly RHODES of Diagonal; his children Michele RHODES, at home at
Diagonal, MaCaylee RHODES of Longview, Texas, Jacob GARRETT of Texas, and Anna Marie RHODES of Linden, Texas; his mother
and step-father Susan & Mark WATSON of Hughes Springs, Texas; father and step-mother Ricky & Jewell RHODES of Center,
Texas; brothers Ben WATSON of Tyler, TX and Ricky Lynn RHODES of Center, TX; maternal grandmother Mae Dawn DUDLEY of
Hughes Springs, Texas; paternal grandfather Darrell RHODES of Center, Texas; father & mother-in-law Scott & Kathy YOUNG
and brother-in-law Terry YOUNG, all of Diagonal; other relatives and friends.
Services Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:1.m., United Church of Diagonal, Diagonal, Iowa.
There will be services and burial in Hughes Springs, Texas next week. A memorial fund has been established in Thomas'
name to be decided later.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2010
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