In Loving Memory

Craig D. Rhodes, Sr.

August 16, 1939 - June 15, 2020

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Craig Douglas Rhodes, Sr., age 80, a long-time resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020.

Craig was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and is of the Catholic Faith. He is a lifetime member of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) General Galvez Chapter in Mobile, AL, the Scottish Clan Ross, and the Mobile Genealogical Society. Craig was a member of the Greeno Masonic Lodge, a past president of Belles & Beaus Square Dance Club and was the first president and founder of Eastern Shore Recovery Foundation. He earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science from WM & Mary Norfolk, VA Extension which is now Old Dominion University. Craig retired from Aker Solutions as the Sr. Cost Controller, was the owner of Union Mission Cemetery and Fintastic Pet Store.

Craig is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Flowers Rhodes; ex-wife, Patricia Phillippe Padilla; and his parents, Clem Oliver and Mary Detterman Rhodes.

He is survived by his wife, Mahail Rhodes; brother, Clem (Faye) Rhodes of Vero Beach, FL; daughter, Anita Simon of Virginia Beach, VA; sons, Craig D. Rhodes, Jr. of Lilburn, GA and Scott Rhodes of Gonzales, TX; one step-son, James Deese of Semmes, AL; seven grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service and dinner celebrating Craig’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. June 19, 2020 Friday evening at Common Ground, 8162 Well Rd., Daphne, AL, 36526.

In lieu of flowers,memorial donations may be made to: Eastern Shore Recovery Foundation, P.O. Box 1796, Daphne, AL, 36526.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 26209 Pollard Rd., Daphne, AL, 36526.

6 Comments

  1. DAVID BOBBITT

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Rhodes family. My wife and I are neighbors and know that Craig will be missed by all that loved him.

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  2. LARRY TURNER

    Though we mourn the loss of Craig, we celebrate his rise to peace and tranquility. We also celebrate the legacy he brought to helping so many people as shared in the testimonials during his memorial. Rest in peace Craig, and thank you for all you have done for so many.

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  3. LARRY TURNER

    Though we mourn the loss of Craig, we celebrate his rise to peace and tranquility. We also celebrate the legacy he brought to helping so many people as shared in the testimonials during his memorial. Rest in peace Craig, and thank you for all you have done for so many.

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  4. LARRY TURNER

    Though we mourn our loss of Craig, we remain thankful for all the people he has touched with his unselfish kindness. The memorial testimonials spoke from the heart of Craig’s focus on helping others. Thanks to his lasting legacy, many will continue the wonderful work Craig began.
    Rest peacefully Craig.

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  5. Glenn Bordelon

    My condolences to the Rhodes family. I worked with Craig at Ciba-Geigy and Wink Engineering. Craig was a true professional and I enjoyed his friendly demeanor.

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  6. Mary Beth

    Craig was so endearing. I’m so glad that he meet Mahail and enjoyed these last years. You never know when you are making a memory.

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