James Rhodes


Thursday, September 11th, 1947 - Friday, November 20th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Snowball, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Snowball

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Snowball's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Snowball's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Mr. James Howard Rhodes, age 73, of Concord, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at Atrium Health Cabarrus.

Howard was born September 11, 1947 in Cabarrus county, a son of the late John M. and Edna Maxwell Rhodes.

Howard, as he was known to many, along with “Snowball”, “Pee Wee” and “Whitey”, was a 1966 graduate of Concord High School and was the Co-captain of the football team in 1965. He was a true “Concord Spider”, who supported the team over many years. He was also a middle school football coach and was involved in coaching at the Boys and Girls Club, as well as the Hartsell Athletic program. He touched the lives of a lot of children during this time. After retiring from Sears, he worked for the Cabarrus county schools as a bus driver. Howard was truly a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed beyond measure. He was an all-around good guy, who lived life to the fullest.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of almost 50 years, Linda Moore Rhodes; daughter, Beth Rhodes Long of Concord; son, Jay Rhodes of Concord; grandchildren, Hunter and Josh Long, Joey and Ashton Rhodes and Mara Shuemake; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dot Rhodes of Charlotte and Teresa Rhodes of Concord; his faithful canine, Romeo; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piedmont Animal Rescue, 225 E Waterlynn Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 or to the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County, 247 Spring St NW, Concord, NC 28025.

A service to celebrate the life of Howard “Snowball” Rhodes will be held at a later date and will be announced by

Wilkinson Funeral Home. Continue to keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Snowball, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Snowball

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Snowball.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Snowball here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
The Christy Family, Alex, Meredith, Kacy & Cole sent flowers to the family of Snowball.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Teresa Rhodes

Posted at 08:24am
Brother, may each new leaf represent my love for you. May these trees grow and blossom in your memory, and stand in tribute of a life well lived.

3 trees were planted in the memory of Snowball

Plant a tree

Your friends, Nicki, Patricia and Massimo

Posted at 03:44pm
It is not goodbye, it is farewell Mr. Wizard until we all meet again.

3 trees were planted in the memory of Snowball

Plant a tree

Kenneth Honeycutt

Posted at 08:53pm
I'm so sorry to hear about Whitey passing away. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

The Christy Family, Alex, Meredith, Kacy & Cole

Posted at 06:29pm
Sending our condolences and deepest sympathy. Continually praying for you and your family through this time.
Flower Image

The Christy Family, Alex, Meredith, Kacy & Cole purchased flowers for the family of Snowball. Send Flowers


Claude Dill

Posted at 04:40pm
Whitey was a long time friend of mine. He was a great guy and will truly be missed. Prayers for the Family.
Claude Dill

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: