Eddie Rhodes, 59, of Nebo, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at his residence with his loving wife Kathleen by his side.

A native of Guilford County, he was born July 19, 1959, to the late Bill Rhodes and Dorothy Dehart Rhodes. Preceding Eddie in death is a brother, Bobby Rhodes. Eddie enjoyed spending his time relaxing by going trout fishing. He will be remembered for his caring heart towards others and his honesty. Eddie was a devoted daddy who loved and cherished his children and grandchildren, who were his entire world. Eddie was a loving husband and will be missed by his friends and family that loved him dearly.

Surviving Eddie are his wife, Kathleen Rhodes of the home; three children, Candyce Smith of Nebo, Brandon Rhodes of Marion, and Jason Rhodes and fiancé, Jordan, of Nebo; two sisters, Regina Thomas and husband, Jackie of Nebo and Jolena Metcalf and husband, Richard of Morganton; a brother, Davy Rhodes and wife, Jan of Nebo; two grandchildren, Rivers Smith and Raegan Rhodes; a special friend, Kim Rhodes, who is the mother of Brandon and Jason; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m., at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Bobby Dobson officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Rhodes family, P.O. Box 247, Marion, NC, 28752.

Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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