Billie Lee Rhodes


Billie Lee Rhodes, 79 years, a resident of Glady, West Virginia, departed this life early Monday morning, Sept. 13, 2021, at the United Hospital Center at Bridgeport, West Virginia, surrounded by his loving family. He had been in declining health for the past year.

He was born Tuesday, June 9, 1942, at Glady, son of the late Jim Isaac and Bethel Mae Vance Rhodes.

On Oct. 4, 1965, at Oakland, Maryland, he was married to the former Linda Sue Nutter, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Kelly Lee Rhodes and wife, Helen, of Parsons and their daughter, Jamie Lynn Rhodes and fiance, Jeff Tompkins, and their sons, Aaron and Eliott Tompkins; one daughter, Peggy Sue Hedrick and husband, Kevin, of Glady and children, John Burgess and companion, Hillary Paugh, and their daughter, Avaleigh Burgess; and Meagan Simmons and husband Damen; one brother, Jerry Rhodes and wife, Sandy, of Glady; three sisters, Shirley Thompson of Beverly, Charlotte Pennington and husband, George, of Harman, and Barb Lawrence and husband, Jamie, of Dry Fork; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Rhodes of Glady; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are two brothers, James Edward “Ed” Rhodes and infant, Ira Rhodes; one sister, Bonnie Bodkins; and two brothers-in-law, Lapel Bodkins and Thomas Thompson.

He attended the schools of Randolph County receiving his GED and was a member of the National Guard for six years. He was employed at Columbia Gas for 34 years retiring in 2000. When he was in better health, he attended the Brethren Church at Glady.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and gardening and reading his Bible every day. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at 11 a.m. Pastor David Collins will officiate and interment will follow at the Glady Cemetery at Glady, West Virginia.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Billie Lee Rhodes.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneral home.com.