Roger Daniel Rhodes, 71, of Bridgeport, Texas passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 in Decatur, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Brothers Sam Gafford and Scott Strother will officiate. Pallbearers are Jerry Myers, Wayne East, Eugene Compton, Tom Cook, Beaumont Brown, and Richard Stothers. Burial will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, November 28, 2014 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Roger was born August 25, 1943 in Fort Worth Texas to Anna Merle (Fielder) and Thurman Price Rhodes. He was a retired minister. He attended Fort Worth Christian College and Brown Trail School of Preaching. On June 20, 1992, Roger married Barbara Gleason in Cleburne, Texas. Roger was a member of the Decatur Church of Christ. He enjoyed watching football games, especially TCU.
Roger served as a student missionary in Nigeria in 1964-1965, and supported mission work his entire life.
He has served as a minister for congregations in Cottondale, Lufkin, Dallas, Alvarado, Cleburne, and Itasca in Texas, as well as in Montgomery, Louisiana.
He served for twelve years as the minister for the Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. He was currently serving as one of the ministers for the Greenwood Church of Christ.
Roger will be remembered for his dedicated, consistent, and personal walk with the Lord. He was a committed and loving husband, compassionate and kind; he endeared all who knew him with his transparent friendliness and cheerful disposition. He was devoted to meeting the needs of the members of his congregation as long as he was physically able. His goal in life was to ‘go to heaven and to take as many people as he could with him.’
He is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Barbara Rhodes of Bridgeport; son Ricky Douglas Rhodes and wife Denise of Bridgeport; sister-in-law Charlotte Stewart of El Reno, Oklahoma, and sister-in-law Debbie Tappan of Katy, Texas; grandchildren Ryder Rhodes, Zion Rhodes, and Skyler Rhodes; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents of Haltom City, Texas; spouse Donna (Smith) Rhodes; daughter Carol Jean Rhodes; brothers Royce Rhodes, Sr. of Haltom City, Texas, and Ronald Glenn Rhodes, Jr. of Haltom City; and brother-in-law David Smith of Fort Worth.
Memorials may be made to the Mission Program at the Decatur Church of Christ, PO Box 328, Decatur, TX 76234