Gary Richard Rhodes Sr., 71, of Evansville, IN., passed away at his home on December 25, 2021.
Gary was born June 9, 1950, In Evansville IN, to Morris and Mary Rhodes. He retired from whirlpool in 2004 as a repairman, after 35 years of service. He attended Reitz High, Cedar Hall and Armstrong Schools. The greatest enjoyment of Gary’s life was spending time with his family.
He never missed a ball game, sports activity or school program with any of his grandchildren. He loved taking his fur baby Nina to the Evansville State Hospital Park to feed the squirrels and ducks. He also, enjoyed fishing and anything nature. Gary loved being a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother.
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Sue; Children, Gary Richard Rhodes Jr. (Sherry), Theresa Rhodes Bassemier (Douglas); Step-Daughter, Angela Smithhart, Step-Son, Charles Phillips (Brenda); Grandchildren, Jesse Rhodes (Anne), Tiffany Duckworth (Mike), Timothy Rhodes, Dustin Bassemier, Lorin Bassemier, Amber Phillips, Skylar Phillips; Great-Grandchildren, Sutton Rhodes and Audrey Rhodes; Brothers, Bill Rhodes (Denise), Barry Rhodes (Kristie).
Gary is preceded in death by his late wife, Helen Mae Rhodes; Father, Mother, Brothers, Morris Rhodes Jr., Donald Rhodes, Mike Rhodes; Sister, Judy Hamilton; Step- Daughter, Helen Bodell; Great-Grandson, Ethan Duckworth.
The family would like to give a special thank you to his hospice nurse, Nicole for her compassionate care in the last few months.
At Gary’s special request, no services will be held.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.