Charles Edward “Fast Eddie” Rhodes, 70, of Long Bottom, Ohio, passed away at his residence after his battle with cancer. He was born on January 1, 1942, son of the late Bud Roush and Iris Friend. He spent fifty-three years working on the river as a pilot and captain. He retired from Ingram Barge Line and Campbell Transportation.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Linda Rhodes of Long Bottom; his son, David Rhodes of Long Bottom; his daughters, Diane Rose of Lane, Ohio, Angela Todd of Friendly, West Virginia, and Renee Rathburn of Austin, Texas; his sisters, Dorothy Norton of New York, Mary Friend of South Carolina, and Faith Hill of Pennsylvania; ten grandchildren, Kayla and Jordan Williams, Austin Rose, Emily Jackson, Adam and Latasha Rose, Jeremiah and Cody Todd, Everett and Eden Rathbun; five great-grandchildren, Hayden Disbennet, Keagan McMath, Mark Jackson Jr., Kingston and Joey Schonert.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Beam.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will follow at the Sand Hill Cemetery in Long Bottom Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the funeral home.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.