Emerson Bruce Rhodes

Published 7:19 pm Monday, November 28, 2022

Emerson “Dusty” Bruce Rhodes, 81, of Zuni, Va. passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He is the son of the late Ernest and Eleanor Rhodes. He is also predeceased by brothers, Roland and Donald Rhodes; sisters, Edith R. Allen, Hazel R. Reeves, and Irene R. Goodrich.

Dusty served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner for six years. He later retired from Avis after working as a Safety Manager. He enjoyed hunting, photography, genealogy, traveling, and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Jenny” Rhodes; children, Andrea R. Harris (Chris), Dana S. Rhodes (Heather), and Tracy A. Rhodes; grandchildren, Nicholas Weber, Alex Harris, Chelsea Pettitt, Katie Rhodes, Scott Rhodes, Danielle Rhodes, Alana Wilson, Amanda McGrath, and Faith Rhodes; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters; Carolyn R. Matthews, Cynthia R. Lakin, and Lucy R. Wyman.

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A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 2, 2022 at Central Hill Baptist Church, 10270 Central Hill Rd, Windsor, VA. R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at RWBakerFH.com.