Richard Todd Rhodes
October 21, 1959 – October 29, 2018
Richard Todd Rhodes went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29 after a sudden illness. Todd was born in Midland on October 21, 1959 to Martha and Truman Rhodes. He graduated from Midland High in 1978 and went on to receive a degree from the University of Texas in 1982. Other than his college years, he lived and worked in Midland his entire life, running a successful business at Rhodes RV Storage. Todd married Donna Santacroce in 1984. He was a faithful husband and father of two. Steadfast to faith and family, Todd was a lifelong member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. Todd loved to play and watch golf, and fishing was high on his list. A seasoned outdoorsman in his younger years, he enjoyed camping, hiking, hunting, and rappelling. Todd was a member of the Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club and could quote most episodes. He was very giving; those close to Todd never knew a better gift giver. He loved to shop year round for unique gifts and bargains. A proficient welder, electrician, and cook, he was very self-sufficient. Todd was preceded in death by his sister Tracy Rhodes and mother Martha Rhodes, and he is survived by his wife Donna, son Ford, daughter Haley Fielder & son-in-law Tristan Fielder, father T.L. Rhodes, brother Tim Rhodes, sister-in-law Reina Rhodes, several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends Joel Lanier, Steve Chase, and Dave Pruitt. Services will be officiated by Rev. Michael Berry at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland on Saturday, November 3 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Smile Train Children's Charity.
- Todd was preceded in death by his sister Tracy Rhodes and mother Martha Rhodes, and he is survived by his wife Donna, son Ford, daughter Haley Fielder & son-in-law Tristan Fielder, father T.L. Rhodes, brother Tim Rhodes, sister-in-law Reina Rhodes, several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends Joel Lanier, Steve Chase, and Dave Pruitt.
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
Richard Todd Rhodes
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November 12, 2018
This was a very fine man. He came from a family of hard working Christian parents. He is in the loving arms of his mother and sister along with Jesus Christ now. His brother, father, wife, and children are here on earth doing what Todd did for 59 years. Serving our Lord, and being a fine example to others. I am very thankful of that.
Searching for a Rainbow was one of the Rhodes brothers favorite song. Todd, you fought through a serious illness with dignity and class. You were a loving husband, father, and a very gifted craftsman. You have found your rainbow.
I will never forget you.