Edward A. “Arlie” Rhodes, Sr., 64, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 22, 2010 in Manteca. He was born March 12, 1945 in Charleston, WV to Paul and Ruby Rhodes. In Heaven he joins his parents and brother, Jedediah “Al” Rhodes.
A Manteca resident for over 43 years he proudly served his country while in the United States Army. He then went to work for Libbey-Owens-Ford, where he retired after 33 years of employment.
A devoted father, brother, uncle and son, family was always his top priority. Arlie was a generous fun loving man who had an amazing sense of humor.
He never met a stranger and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need; he truly had a heart of gold. Arlie was an avid sports fan; collecting sport pins and memorabilia from his favorite teams, the San Francisco 49ers and Giants. He also loved fishing and hunting and looked forward to his annual camping trip with his brother Ken
Mr. Rhodes is survived by his children; Christina “Chrissy” Rhodes of Corvallis, OR and Edward A. “Arlie” Rhodes, Jr. of Lynchburg, VA. Siblings; Hank Rhodes of French Camp; Pete Rhodes and wife, Linda; Genevieve Wagner and husband, John, all of WV; Carolyn Pentecost of OR; and Ken Rhodes and wife, Cheryl of Manteca. He was also blessed with two grandsons; Nick Rhodes and Cameron Martin, both of Corvallis, OR. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Visitation is Friday, February 26, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Chapel service will immediately follow at 1p.m.; Pastor Kenny Rhodes, Arlie’s nephew, will be officiating. Remembrances can be made in Mr. Rhodes’ name to Feed the Children Charity, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101. An on-line guest is available at www.plfryandson.com for condolences and special messages to the family.
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010