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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Jack Rhodes Jr.

  • Jack Raymond Rhodes, Jr. died July 19, 2012.
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  • Jack Raymond Rhodes, Jr. died July 19, 2012. He was born on August 18, 1945 in Warren, Arkansas to the late Jack R. Rhodes, Sr. and Rita McClendon Rhodes. He grew up in Lake Village and graduated from Lakeside High School. Jack graduated from Hendrix College and attended the University Of Arkansas School Of Law in Fayetteville. He was in the insurance industry for 42 years and was owner of Jack Rhodes Insurance in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Jack was active in civic and governmental affairs including serving as President of the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Heber Springs, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, Panther Booster Club and Thunderbird Country Club. He served on the Heber Springs Planning and Zoning Commission and The Civil Service Commission. He represented Cleburne County on the Board of The Delta Health Systems Agency and was appointed by Governor Bill Clinton to the Statewide Coordinating Council. Jack was chairman of the Board of Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton and Cleburne Memorial Hospital in Heber Springs. He was chairman of the Board of the Cleburne Health Foundation and board member of the Community School of Cleburne County. Jack served as a board member of the Cleburne County Library System. He was also president of The Old State House Museum Associates Board of Directors, member of Arkansas Independent Insurance Agent Association and a member of the Red Apple Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dicey Jacobs Rhodes and three children, son, Brett Rhodes, Daughter Anna Kathryn Morgan and her husband Josh, all of Heber Springs, and daughter, Caroline Rhodes of Little Rock, as well as two grandchildren, Gracie and Carley Morgan. He is also survived by his brother, Marty Rhodes and his wife, Tricia of Little Rock as well as nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs on Sunday, July 22, from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. The funeral was held at First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs on Monday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m. Interment was held at 3:00 p.m. at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tull, Arkansas. The family would like to thank the Staff at Seven Springs Health and Rehabilitation Facility and Cleburne County Hospice for all the loving care they provided. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church (1099 W Pine, Heber springs, AR 72543) and Cleburne County Hospice.
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