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Marshall Eugene Rhodes

Posted 2017-12-04 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ
>>> Published on Monday, November 27, 2017 <<<

Marshall Eugene Rhodes of Lake Havasu City passed away Nov. 23,
2017.

He was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and was raised in Watts,
Oklahoma and Long Beach, California.

A graduate of Santa Ana Community College, Marshall served his
country in both the Navy and Air Force. He was a deputy sheriff with
the Orange County California Sheriff’s Department for 20 years.

He rode with the Peacemakers Motorcycle group, participating in many
riding competitions, charitable activities, and traveled the country
extensively. He was an NRA Master Marksman. He also rebuilt many
classic cars in his lifetime, such as a Willys Jeep, Ford Truck,
“Old Iron,” and “Dinasor.”

In retirement, Marshall enjoyed working for BMW as a salesman and
Wilkerson as a gun dealer. He staunchly supported veterans
throughout his life with donations to several military charities. He
subscribed to four different publications about air and space travel
and machines, although he wouldn’t fly himself.

Marshall lived in Havasu for 20 years, was a member of the Eagles
Lodge, American Legion Post 81, and the Over the Hill Gang car club
both in Victorville, California and Havasu. He enjoyed boating on
the Colorado River and earned his Coast Guard Maritime Captain’s
License for Inland Waters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Rhodes, his mother,
Jewell Turner, and son Todd Rhodes as well as three sisters: Anna
Mae Gruber, LaDonne Arg, and Betty McIntosh, all of California.

He is survived by son Rick Rhodes of Huntington Beach, California,
sister, Rosalie Kruse of California , niece Anita (Bill) Donaldson
(Texas), cherished granddaughter Courtney Rhodes of Huntington
Beach, California and his beloved Boxer, Cookie. He leaves behind
many friends, both old and new.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the veteran’s charity
of one’s choice. Interment is at the National Military Cemetery in
Riverside, California.

Marshall’s memorial service is at the American Legion 81, 181 Paseo
Del Sol, Havasu, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.





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