Arthur Rhodes

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

DELTA, Mo. -- Longtime Delta businessman Arthur Ray Rhodes, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill.

He was born Feb. 15, 1939, at Millersville, Mo., son of Charles J. and Esther Estes Rhodes.

Rhodes owned and operated Rhodes Grocery, SEMO Produce and SEMO Brokerage more than 30 years.

He served in the U.S. Army missile battalion from 1956 to 1962.

Survivors include his fiancee and companion, Cheryl Jackson of Delta; four sons, Kirby Rhodes of Whitewater, Mo., Tony Rhodes of Oran, Mo., Jimmy Erlbacher of Cape Girardeau, Tom Erlbacher of Delta; two daughters, Kim Schlosser of Painton, Mo., Angie Perry of Delta; two stepsons, Chris and James Hornbuckle of Delta; a sister, Shirley Erlbacher of Cape Girardeau; two aunts, Rosella Kaempfe of Cape Girardeau, Rosemary Enderle of Fenton, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee after 4 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Dan Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Stroderville Cemetery at Whitewater.