Carol Gene Rhodes, age 84, of Chillicothe, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Carol was born on November 22, 1935 in Bee Creek, IL to Freeman and Beulah (Johnson) Rhodes. He married Wilma King on September 3, 1968 and she preceded him in death in June of 2019. Also preceding him in death are his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are his children, Andy (Pamela) Rhodes of West Chester, OH and Randy Rhodes of Chillicothe, IL; three grandchildren, Sullivan Rhodes, Sebrina Heredia and Randy Rhodes; and one great-grandchild, Enzo Heredia.
Carol served in the U.S. Army and then worked for the Army Corp of Engineers as a Lock Master for 40 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the American Legion. Carol loved the river and enjoyed fishing.
Carol wished to have his body donated to science and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
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