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Curtis Rhodes

August 24, 1949 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 71)


Curtis Rhodes 

A memorial service honoring Curtis Rhodes will be held on Friday evening, July 2, 2021, in the chapel of Loche's Mortuary, Inc. from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To send flowers, words of condolence to the family, or light a candle, kindly go to


Curtis Rhodes was the son of the late James and Doretha Rice Rhodes.  He attended the public schools of Morehouse Parish.  He was well-known, however, for his boxing prowess, getting his start and instruction from the late Clarence Cook, noted boxing promoter.  He was an excellent engine repairman.  He excelled in taking vehicles that were no longer working, and repairing them to "like-new condition."  There were very few things that Curtis could not fix and was known as a "Jack of All Trades."  Curtis was known to have a "green thumb."  Dying plants were easily brought back to life by Curtis. He would often say, "You just gotta talk to them."

He was very proud of his Prince Hall Mason membership and wore his Mason regalia with pride.  

Mr. Rhodes, began his work career as a glue line tinder at Georgia Pacific Paper Company in Crossett, Arkansas in 1973, retiring after twenty-three years of service.

On November 1, 1973, Curtis married the beautiful Jacqueline Harris of Crossett. They were blessed with three children: Tisha Rhodes, Curtis Rhodes, and one son Shun Rhodes who preceded him in death.

On Tuesday, Curtis slipped quietly away to join the loved ones who have gone on before him. Cherishing him always and missing his smile are his wife: Jacqueline Harris Rhodes, his grateful children: Tisha Rhodes, and Curtis Rhodes; three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren who he adored and loved spending quality time with them; one sister Lois, Mosley (John) of Berkley, CA, and host of other relatives and friends.


“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." — Unknown

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Memorial Service
July 2, 2021

2:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

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