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James Rhodes

Snowball

Thursday, September 11th, 1947 - Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Obituary

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.
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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.

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Your friends, Nicki, Patricia and Massimo

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

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Kenneth Honeycutt

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