RHODES, Cleatus

Cleatus Rhodes was born April 4, 1943 in Carnegie, Oklahoma to Maybian Lucy and Othel Conner Rhodes. He passed away December 15, 2013 at his home in Sayre, Oklahoma at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 11 days. As a youngv boy, Ceatus moved around with his family while his father was in construction. After leavig school, Cleatus begain working at the Friona Feed Yard. He was married to Karron (Knight) Rhodea at Friona, Texas on September 1, 1963. After their marriage, they made their home in Friona until family moved to Post, Texas where Cleatus began making his living ranching and eventually become a ranch foreman with Clyde Stipes Hereford Ranch in McAlester, Oklahoma. In 1979 they moved to Sayre where he was also a ranch foreman for Turner Brothers Ranch. In 1998 Cleatus changed careers and began working for the Department of Corrections as a corrections officer until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of the Sayre First Baptist Church and also enjoyed golfing, wood working, building bird houes and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Kyle Rhodes. He is survived by his wife, Karron, of the home; son, Kobie Rhodes and wife, Ramona, Cheynne, OK; 3 grandchildren, Lynci Aikins and husband, Donnie, Cheyenne, OK, Justin Rhodes and wife, Lacy, Cheyenne, OK; 4 great grandchildren, Victor, Natilee, Nathan and Adrianna; brothers and sisters, Betty Smith, Amarillo, TX, Gaylon Rhodes and wife, Sheby, Bovina, TX, Margaret Coker, Cleburne, TX, Wayne Rhodes and wife Judy, Friona, TX, Howard Rhodes and wife, Belinda, Surprise, AZ, Darla Shelton and husband, Jerry, Greeley, CO and Barbara Grimsley and husband, Jimmy, Friona, TX; mother-in-law, Florence Vaughn, Elk City, OK; 2 aunts, Margaret Parsons, Friona, TX and Coleta Stinson, Ames, OK and a host of other relastives and friends.
Services will be held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Sayre,First Baptist Church officiated by Rusty McMullen and David Worsham. Condolences can be made online at www.martin-duggerfuneralhome.com
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 20DEC2013