Antique Vintage 18

Carl Lee Rhodes

November 6, 1932 ~ August 14, 2020 (age 87)



Carl Lee Rhodes, 87, of Tunnelton, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at home with loving family by his side.


He was born November 6, 1932, in Tunnelton, a son of the late Lester V. and Hilda K. Weaver Rhodes.


Carl was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. He was an owner/operator of trucks and heavy equipment most of his life.  He was a co-owner/operator of the Rhodes Brothers Trucking in Parkersburg; began Tronagun Corporation and was the owner of the Western Auto Store in Oakland, MD and owned and operated  Preston Sanitation,  He was a member of the Aurora Lodge #43, AF & AM in Newburg; a member of the DeMolay and the Commandery, both in Grafton and a member of the Camp Chapel United Methodist Church.



Carl is survived by his two sons; Richard Rhodes and wife, Marie and Ronald Rhodes and wife, Marlene,  all of Tunnelton, his daughter, Peggy Cochran and husband, Terry of Reedsville, four brothers, Perry Rhodes of Tunnelton, Glenn Rhodes and wife Linda, Ronald Rhodes and wife, Carla and Dwight Rhodes and wife Donna,  all of Parkersburg; two sisters, Karen Zinn and husband Charles and Martha Rosier and husband Douglas,  all of Tunnelton, seven grandchildren, Tiffany Rhodes & Danial Annon, Dr. Lindsay Rhodes Jenkins and Kiley, Brock Rhodes & Jessica, Dr. Carly Cochran Lemley and Ryan, Kayla Cochran McCloud & Jason, Adam Rhodes and Dante and Cheyenne Rhodes and Brandon and fourteen great grandchildren,  Karson, Aly, Mady, Landon, Rylee, Cam, Lyrick, Abbriella, Katie, Frankie, Blair, Barrett, Annistyn and Aiden; and his fur baby, Sophie.                         .


He was also proceeded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Sandra Jean Wolfe Rhodes in 2017, a brother, Paul B. Rhodes and two sisters, Mary K. Rhodes and Anna Rhodes.



Family will receive friends at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood, on Monday, August 17, from 2-8 pm where service will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11am with Life Celebrant Adam Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow in the Rhodes Cemetery.


The family ask that a mask and social distancing be observed.



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August 17, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Browning Funeral Home
201 East Main Street
Kingwood, WV 26537

Funeral Service
August 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Browning Funeral Home
201 East Main Street
Kingwood, WV 26537

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