OBITUARY

Michael Jack Rhodes

June 10, 1958December 2, 2012

MICHAEL JACK RHODES Mike left this world to be with his heavenly Father on December 2, 2012. He fought a courageous battle against cancer and was surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Riverside, CA on June 10, 1958. He lived his whole life in Rubidoux, CA. He leaves behind his loving wife Cynthia of 37 years, and children, Mike "Bubba" (Erica), Jennifer (Gabriel), Albert (Corrina), David and grandchildren, Jalen, Anthony, Azalia, Mikey, Andrew, Elycia, Gabriel, Ashley, Albert, and Phillip. Mike worked for Burrtec Waste for 23 years. He loved being a trash man. Anyone who knew him, loved him. His generosity, selflessness, big heart, and his infectious smile left a lasting effect on those who had the privilege to know him. His legacy of love is what we all strive for. He will truly be loved and missed. Services to celebrate his life will be on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer, 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA. Viewing is from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Rosary is at 5:00pm. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 10:00am at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 4268 Lime St Riverside, CA 92501. Burial will be at 11:30am at Olivewood Memorial Park 3300 Central Ave Riverside, CA 92506. Following the service will be a reception from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at VFW Post, 8607 Mission Blvd Riverside, CA.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 12, 2012
REMEMBERING

Michael Jack Rhodes

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December 18, 2012

We all lost a special person.

Mike taught me about our industry and more importantly about kindness, respect and integrity.

You will be missed.

Tracy Sweeney

December 12, 2012

Mike, you were such a great person! You are peace now, Our prayers and thoughts are with Cindy and all your family. We will especially miss you most at Easter, seeing you sitting in your RV relaxing..God Bless You Always!

Roy and Sonia (Aguilera) Gonzales, Denver, Colorado

Tanya and bby Jonathan Pena

December 12, 2012

You will always live in our hearts and always in our prayers. You will be missed much.

December 12, 2012

Our thoughts are with the Rhodes family at this difficult time, you have our deepest condolences and are in our prayers.

Abraham & Helen Diaz

VICTORIA GEORGE HOYOS

December 12, 2012

MIKE YOU WERE SUCH A GREAT A GREAT PERSON I LOVE U AND WILL HAVE U IN MY HEART...... MY HEART GOES OUT TO CINDY AND FAMILY LOVE U GUYS TO

Richard & Annette Aldama

December 12, 2012

Mike,You will always live in our hearts and prayers.you were a wonderful man.I'm Going to truly miss dancing with you. (West Coast pop lock).

Rose Larsen

December 12, 2012

One of my co-workers at Burrtec said it best about Mike…”he will surely be missed as he represented the very best of what Burrtec's culture and philosophy are all about, and he has become the gold-standard by which many of us measure ourselves against as it relates to customer care, employee care, etc.” I can't say it any better, but I will add that I wholeheartedly agree. Mike always had a smile on his face and a ready “hey, how's it going” every time we had a question for him. He epitomized the Burrtec motto of “We'll Take Care of It” and led by example; he truly was someone to look up to and emulate with his ever cheerful demeanor and good attitude. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family for their loss.

December 11, 2012

Mike -My prayers are with you and family and friends. I remember when we were in kindergarden together and we were best friends and your parents held you back for a year ,and I went to 1st grade. there was a fence that seperated us and we use to sing the song by the beatles I want to hold your hand. holding hands. wow Mike I know your holding hands with the lord. Mike you had every act of integrity,compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched,empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. We will miss you ,if I need a hand I will be looking up towards heaven. love you Danny Gurrola

Your cousin ~ Mona

December 11, 2012

Mike's testimony of his faith in God, gives us hope that we WILL see him again! All my love to Cindy, Michael, Jennifer and your families.
"For as in Adam all die, so in Christ will be made alive." 1 Cor 15:22

Brien & Daniela Sandoval

December 11, 2012

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again!
Rest in Peace Uncle Mike