A private funeral service for Lawrence “Mike” Mitchell Rhodes of Whitewater was held at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Private interment with military honors followed at Stroderville Cemetery near Whitewater.
Mr. Rhodes, 71, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 16, 1949, near Whitewater and was raised by his great-aunt and great-uncle, Agnes and George Rhodes. He was a 1967 graduate of Delta High School. He and Brenda Ledermann were married July 18, 1970.
He entered the U.S. Army March 26, 1969, and was stationed in Germany training troops in artillery. He was honorably discharged Dec. 29, 1970.
He worked 40 years at Spartech Plastics in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump, also serving as a deacon.
Loving survivors include two sons, Allen (Ashley) Rhodes of Gordonville and Tim (Jamie) Rhodes of Sikeston, four siblings, Ted Rhodes, Imogene Miller, Betty Hall and Mary Macke and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother, Paul Dean Rhodes.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump