August 18, 1979 ~ January 26, 2010
Funeral services for Thomas Darrell Rhodes, 30, of Diagonal, Iowa, formerly of Hughes Springs, will be at 2 PM on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with Rev. Larry Trevino officiating. Interment will be at Hughes Springs Cemetery in Hughes Springs under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Rhodes was born August 18, 1979 in Linden, Texas, to Susan Watson and Ricky Rhodes and entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at his home. Thomas graduated from Hughes Springs, Texas High School in 1997. He enjoyed music and was active in the band and choir and enjoyed stirring up the chorus teacher. After high school, Thomas started working in the oil fields but would later switch to truck driving. He drove for Mueller & Sons Trucking in Atlantic, Iowa. Thomas left trucking to be at home and had worked for Longfellow Drilling in Clearfield, Iowa. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on his pickup and loved playing with his kids. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Tom Winford Dudley and maternal grandmother Jean Rhodes. Survivors include his wife Shelly Rhodes of Diagonal, Iowa; his children Michele Rhodes of Diagonal, Iowa, MaKaylee Rhodes of Longview, Texas, Jacob Garrett of Avinger, Texas, and Anna Marie Rhodes of Linden, Texas; his mother and step-father Susan & Mark Watson of Hughes Springs, Texas; father and step-mother Ricky & Jewel Rhodes of Center, Texas; brothers Ben Watson of Tyler, Texas and Ricky Lynn Rhodes of Center, Texas; maternal grandmother Mae Don Dudley of Hughes Springs, Texas; paternal grandfather Darrell Rhodes of Center, Texas; father & mother-in-law Scott & Kathy Young and brother-in-law Terry Young, all of Diagonal, Iowa; other relatives and friends. Viewing will be on Tuesday, February 2nd and the family will receive friends from 6-7:30 PM at the funeral home in Hughes Springs.
Thomas will always be my special friend and I will truly miss him!
Thomas was always a special person in our family – he will be truly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family.
I'll never forget that sweet little kindergarden boy who brought my daughter (Kendra) roses every day. Thomas was a sweet spirit and I am sorry for his passing. My prayers are with his family and friends.kx
Thomas was a great guy. He made me laugh many times and drove me nuts other times. He will be missed by many. My prayers,love and sympathy are extended to all.
My prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
I was one of Thomas' teachers at HSHS and am saddened to hear of his passing at such a young age. I pray that the years that he had were full of happiness and that he was surrounded by loving family.
Our family has known Thomas since he was three. We fondly remember him saying, "Hi. I'm Thomas. What's your name?" We'll never forget how he always called our cat to come to him. Our love and prayers will continue for Thomas' family and friends.
SUSAN AND FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I REMEMBER THOMAS FROM SCHOOL AND MY SON BEING IN BAND WITH HIM.. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND FRIENDLY WORDS TO SAY TO ME. I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. LEAN ON GOD FOR ALL YOUR STRENGTH AS HE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU. LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO ALLJANICE REID AND FAMILY
Susan, you and all of your family are in my prayers. My eart breaks for you. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and hold you that you would feel HIS love and presence and will bring you comfort and strength to face the days ahead. Love you.
Thomas, you are missed by so many people. I pray that you find peace and your family finds comfort.
Thomas was one of those people you never forget, even if you only met him once. He was truly one of a kind. I'll be keeping all his family in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We fondly remember Thomas from school.
My thoughts and prayers are with Thomas' family.
Ann and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
you were one great friend i can still hear you singing who wouldnt want to be me from keith urban i will always remember how much you made me and my girlfriend shianne laugh