Charles “Chuck” Wesley Rhodes II, was born November 16, 1937, the son and only child of Charles Wesley Rhodes I and Garnet Nellis Rhodes of Spencer, West Virginia. He is survived by his former wife, Cynthia McElroy; his children Laura Rhodes Clarke (George) of Birmingham, Alabama; Tracey Rhodes Breski (Brandt) of Boise, Idaho; and David Rhodes (Krista) of Roseland, Virginia; and nine grandchildren, Pierce Clarke, Erin Clarke, Logan Parker, Kayleigh (Shane) Mosley, Alec Parker, Moriah Parker, Dayton Rhodes, Jason Monahan, and Hunter Monahan.
Chuck graduated from Spencer High School in Spencer, West Virginia in 1955 and graduated from Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia in 1962. Chuck then moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia where he started a teaching and coaching career. In 1968 he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to join Associated Cemetery Estates where he managed both Holly Memorial Gardens and Monticello Memory Gardens for over 30 years. Chuck served as President of the Virginia Cemetery Association from 1994 to 1996.
Chuck was an avid outdoorsman with a love of hunting and outdoor activities. He loved bird hunting trips with one of his four dogs, Jack, Jill, Schuyler, or Smokey, and we are grateful that he will be reunited with his dogs at the Rainbow Bridge. The family would like to extend its gratitude to English Meadows in Crozet for the loving care they provided him over the last 2 years. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Charlottesville- Albemarle SPCA in his honor.
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