Byron "Neal" Rhodes
June 18, 1959 – January 25, 2019
Byron “Neal” Rhodes, age 59, passed away in Kokomo on January 25, 2019. Neal was born on June 18, 1959 in Tell City, Indiana to the late Vince Francis and Norma Marilyn (Goelzer) Rhodes.
Neal graduated from Hayworth High School in 1977. On December 3, 1983, Neal was married to Ruzica “Rosie” (Damnjanovic) at First Presbyterian Church in Kokomo. He had worked for Delco Electronics for over 30 years as an engineering technician. Neal also started his own solar company, Green Alternatives Incorporated, in 2004. Neal kept himself occupied by collecting and fixing automobiles, radios, and computers. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
In addition to his wife, Rosie, Neal is survived by several extended family members in Tell City, Indiana, and Kentucky.
There will be a memorial service for Neal held at a later date at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home in Kokomo.
With corrections made on Feb. 14, 2019.
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Byron "Neal" Rhodes
February 13, 2019
Mr. Neal was a good friend to me through my bestie. I loved him he helped me when nobody else would. He was special to me I thank God for the friend he was to me. Please rest easy and God got you now see u when I get there. Love
February 11, 2019
Rosie, I am so sorry to hear of Neal's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers, please reach out if there is anything our family (Ziegelgruber) can do for you.
February 10, 2019
Rosie, I am so sorry to hear about Neal. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
February 9, 2019
We are so sad to hear of Neil's passing. He was such a kind man.
Our entire family sends our love and sympathy and please reach out if we can do anything.
Loved seeing all the pictures and wonderful memories.
The Ziegelgruber family - Dori, Mark, Deb, Polly and Rose.
February 8, 2019
The first time i worked with you neal. thank you for your kindness and learning experiences..michael and june dillman will greatly miss you.
February 7, 2019
Mr. Rhodes, baby it still hurts so bad today , unbearable........My heart will always be with yours. My goodness I miss you so much mister. I'm so proud that I got to meet you and be a part of your life THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME A BETTER WOMAN, YOU WERE SIMPLY AMAZING.💋
To his family in Tell City: Mr. Rhodes was going to bring me to meet you when the weather broke. I'd still love to one day. My prayers are with all of you.
February 3, 2019
We are Green Alternatives will greatly miss Neal. He and Chris started the company in 2008 and enjoyed 10+ years of business together. Neal was a great teacher and mentor to all at the company and his wealth of knowledge was remarkable. He loved to solve problems whenever they arose and I don't think I ever witnessed a time when he failed to find a solution to a problem that involved electronics, solar, or a piece of machinery.
Chris and I had known Neal for over 30 years and he was a good friend. We knew him as a person who had a big heart. He was always stopping to help people along the roadside or helping someone with wiring in their homes. He will be missed by more people than we realize.
Rest in peace, Neal. You are missed!
February 1, 2019
So sorry to learn of Neal's passing. He was so young. Please reach out to us if we can help in any way.
January 31, 2019
My deepest sympathy to those who knew Neal closely. He was a wonderful man who had more kindness in his little finger than most of the world. What a deep pain I feel because I knew Neal just found true love for the first time in his life. He will be dearly missed. I'll see you on the other side my friend.