OBITUARY

Judge Earl "Butch" Griffith Rhodes

February 23, 1929January 6, 2019
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Judge Earl (Butch) Rhodes, age 89, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away early Sunday morning, January 6th from complications of pneumonia at Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale. Earl was born February 23, 1929 near Litchfield Park and married to Lois Geneva Rayner on July 21, 1947. Earl was beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a farmer much of his life and retired as the Avondale city magistrate in 2001. He is survived by his sister, Margie Lou Robison; four (of five) of his children, Guy, Brenda, Marlene and Alan, along with sixteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Earl is preceded in death by his son Dennis and his wife of (almost) 60 years. Earl always had a friendly smile and a good sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew him. A special thank you to the people at Lakeshore Crest Assisted Living Glendale, AZ for their loving care and support during the last few years. There will be a visitation 5:00-9:00pm, Friday, January 11th and a Funeral Service 11:00am Saturday, January 12th Reception immediately to follow A.L. Moore Grimshaw 710 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013. Graveside Service 1:00pm Greenwood Memorial Lawn.

  • FAMILY

  • Trancy Rhodes, Father
  • Lou Ella Griffith, Mother
  • Lois Rhodes, Wife
  • Margie Lou Robison, Sister
  • Guy Rhodes, Son
  • Brenda Rose, Daughter
  • Marlene Bostrom, Daughter
  • Alan Rhodes, Son
  • Dennis Rhodes, Son

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Judge Earl "Butch" Griffith Rhodes

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Aaron Provencal

January 10, 2019

Going to miss his famous “Hello dare” greeting.....and his oh so great “I’m really glad you got to see me”

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