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Robert Kenneth Rhodes, 66

August 21, 2009

OCT. 3, 1942-AUG. 19, 2009

Robert Kenneth Rhodes, 66, of 17826 Garden Spot Drive, Hagerstown, Md., while reading the word of God, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at his home.

Born Saturday, Oct. 3, 1942, in Williamsport, Md., he was the son of the late Kenneth Rhodes and the late Catherine Davis Rhodes.

He was employed with Manbeck Bread Co. for many years and later was employed with Colombo Yogurt and TFX-Kongsberg. He was a member of Gateway Ministries and AARP.


He is survived by his wife of 44 years Sharon Russell Rhodes; one son, Pastor Rodney K. Rhodes and wife Sherri of Hagerstown, Md.; two granddaughters, Erin Rhodes of Hagerstown, Md., and Rebekah Rhodes of Hagerstown, Md.; one grandson, Joshua Rhodes of Hagerstown, Md.; two sisters, Shirley Kreps of Waynesboro, Pa., and Betty Kershner of Hagerstown, Md.; three brothers, William Rhodes of Coates, N.C., John Rhodes of Clear Spring, Md., and Charles Rhodes of Strausburg, Va.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Kenneth Rhodes II.

Services will be held Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Gateway Ministries, Md. 63 and Kemps Mill Road (11017 Kemps Mill Road), Williamsport, Md., with Pastor Alan M. Greijack and Pastor Rodney K. Rhodes officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md., from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The immediate family would also like to invite all those who loved Robert to share in worship on Sunday morning at Gateway Ministries at 10 a.m., where he so enjoyed hearing the word of God.

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