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James A. Rhodes, (76), of Gilman, IL, peacefully passed away on August 4, 2023. James was born to Jefferson “Jeffey” and Mildred Rhodes (Morgan) of Plainview, IL and graduated from Carlinville High School in 1965. After graduating, “Jim” enlisted in the US Army (1966-1969) and served two tours in Vietnam as part of the 505th Signal Company, 11th Signal Group. Following his term of active service, Jim worked for ATT and USIC until his retirement in 2014. Not one to stay idle, he spent many years keeping the scorebook for the Iroquois West High School and Middle School Baseball teams. Jim had a passion for coaching youth sports. Upon his discharge from the Army, Jim spent much of his free time coaching baseball, which began in Garden City, KS in 1970, and continued for the next twenty-three years in Brighton and Carlinville, IL. Jim coached youth soccer at the recreational and club (Alton Optimist Club) levels for many years as well. Aside from his passion for coaching, Jim enjoyed fishing, traveling and gardening with his longtime partner, Barb Lindh, of Palatine, IL, cheering on his grandchildren at sporting events, sharing stories of his childhood and family history, watching a STL Cardinal game, and sharing a chardonnay with his friends at Dave’s Tap. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements. Jim is survived by his former wife, Linda Rhodes (Simmermaker) of Carlinville, IL, who he shares three children, Teena Rhodes of St. Peters, MO, Edward Rhodes of Indianapolis, IN, and Robert “Sam” (Kristina) Rhodes of Onarga, IL. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Bayley Thornton (Stults), Hunter Stults, Abrial Grigsby, Lauren Rhodes, Peyton Rhodes, Ella Rhodes, and Ealyn Rhodes, along with his great grandson Cole Yates, and brother Harry Rhodes. Jim was predeceased by his parents. Jim’s family will host a visitation on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville, IL with funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to BJC Hospice and Home Care Fund, 1935 Beltway Dr., St. Louis, MO 63114.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jim Rhodes, please visit Tribute Store
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