Joseph Papa Joe Henry Rhodes

January 11, 1926March 5, 2013

Joseph Henry Rhodes "Papa Joe", 87, of Grand Prairie, TX, passed away on March 5, 2013. Papa Joe was born in Lancaster, Texas on January 11, 1926. Papa Joe served in the Army and Navy during World War 2. Papa Joe ran the Grand Prairie Roller Rink with his beloved wife Lottie. He then worked for General Motors for 26 years. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, and cheering for his Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns and Texas Rangers. He was also actively involved in the Moose Lodge. And he loved his Shuffle board! Papa Joe is survived by his daughter Rhonda and her husband Jimmy, daughter Tamara and her husband Gary, daughter Toni Latham of Grand Prairie, and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Rhodes; and his 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Papa Joe is preceded in death by Lottie Rhodes, Sue Rushton Rhodes, Joseph Glen Rhodes, and Maggie Rhodes.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013

Joseph Papa Joe Henry Rhodes

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Candace Kerns

March 17, 2013

I have fond memories of the roller rink. So very sorry for the loss of Papa Joe. Love, peace, and comfort to his family.

March 8, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss. Papa Joe sounded like a wonderful man. Many blessings for peace and comfort to you all during this time of separation. Love- Jeff, Stacey, Ben, and Sam Stewart

Paula Vacco

March 8, 2013

I wish I would have had the privilege of knowing Papa Joe longer. He always brought such positive energy along with a great smile, whenever I greeted him at the Moose Lodge. He will be truly missed, but his spirit lives on in all of his family and those whose lives he touched. May God, family and friends bring you comfort during this sorrowful time.

Lisa Bahr

March 8, 2013


Jalisa (Lisa ) Brown Bahr

March 8, 2013

Thank you Papa Joe & Lottie were parents to all of us while skating ..many memories of love &lots of in peace ..God bless you all

Dee Rourke

March 8, 2013

God has blessed you Joe, with a wonderful life,family and now a place in heaven. My prayers are with your family.

Nancy McCoy

March 8, 2013

To the family, I love you all and if you need anything, I'm here for you.
Papa Joe, I will miss and love you everyday. You were like a Dad to me for 40 years.
Until we all meet again..

Brian Adrian

March 7, 2013

I will miss your smile. I was always happy to see you come in the lodge. Prayers for your family

March 7, 2013

May the Lord bring you comfort in the days and weeks to come....We loved Mr. Rhodes and will truly miss seeing him. May God Bless You.

Dr. Cundari, Becky, and Crystal

Cat Chavez

March 7, 2013

Papa Joe, we will all miss you at the lodge. Nana will miss dancing with you! Cat, Vance and Nana