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James Bernard Rhodes

December 7, 1918 — June 13, 2020

Visitation: 11 am to service Firday June 19

Services: 1 pm Friday June 19

James Bernard Rhodes, 101, passed away June 13, 2020 in Owensboro, KY.  James was born December 7, 1918 to James Noel and Mary Ora Christian Rhodes in Whitesville, KY.  He served in the US Army, 10th Armored Division in WWII as a Machine Gunner.  He worked at Bucyrus Erie as a Machinist for 35 years.  He also worked at Toys R US for 20 years where  he assembled bicycles.  He was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church in Owensboro, KY.

He was married to Mary Dolores Ivie Rhodes for 59 years.  She passed away April 10, 1997.  He was then married to his 2nd wife, Juanita Mayfield for 15 years until she passed away on August 20, 2014.  Also preceded in death by a brother, William A. Rhodes; sister, Mary Evelyn Rhodes Barrett; grandson, Marc Rhodes.

James Bernard is survived by two sons, Joseph R. Rhodes (Ann) of Newburgh and Robert E. Rhodes (Terry) of Cordova, TN; one daughter, Mary Jeanette Russell (Michael) of Evansville; one brother, Joseph A. Rhodes of Owensboro; two sisters, Laura E. Rhodes and Shirley A. Rhodes of Owensboro, KY, also survived by grandchildren, Julie Rhodes, Pat Russell, Randy Russell, Derek Rhodes, Jenny Russell and Eric Rhodes, 14 Great-grandchildren, several step-Grandchildren and step Great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 19 at Titzer Family Funeral Homes~Miller & Miller Chapel, 100 E. Columbia St., Evansville, IN  47711 (812) 424-9288.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to the time of service at the Funeral Home.  Full Military Rites will be after the service with burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.

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