July 23, 1940 – July 23, 2022
Wendell moved to his Heavenly home on his 82nd birthday. He left this world assured of his destination, as he was a born again Christian and all was well with his soul. Wendell was a 1958 graduate of Southeastern High, he loved his classmates so much that he hitchhiked from Denham Springs to Hammond every day of his senior year. Wendell served his country in the US Air Force. He wanted to see the world, but Uncle Sam wanted a weatherman. He served at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul USA and Perrin Base in Sherman, Texas. He served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Wendell worked in the Chemical Industry for twenty years as a shift supervisor in 1983. He started his own business, “WAR” Enterprises.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Visitation from 9 a.m. to service at 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 26574 Juban Road, Denham Springs, LA. Service will be directed by Dusty’s best friend, Rev. George Traylor. We welcome family and friends to wear Red, White, and Blue colors.
Wendell leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Wanda Lea Rhodus. He is also survived by his daughter, Janet Rhodus, his son, Allan Lane Rhodus and Samantha Rhodus, son, Craig Scott Rhodus. His grandchildren, Cory Lane Rhodus and Brittain, Dylan Kyle Rhodus and Logan, Alexis Paige Rhodus Roy and Brandon Roy. His great grandsons, Hayes Michael Rhodus and Hudson Kyle Rhodus. His great granddaughters, Monroe Lane Rhodus. Brothers Eric Duane Rhodus, Ronald Rhodus and Brenda. Brothers-in-law, John Lea and Debbie, James Lea and Mary. Numerous nieces and nephews, very special friend Tammy Hartley and extended family, Brooke and Susan Bohall. Preceded in death by his son, Wendell Keith Rhodus, parents, Floyd Rhodus and Mamie Rhodus, In-laws, Homer and LaVon Lea, Sister, Dorthy Farris and Warren, Brother, Gordan “Dusty” Rhodes, Sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Rhodus and Susan Leda Meaut.
A special than you to Dr. Tim Bella, Dr. Henry Patrick, Dr. Jon Shellack for your care and treatment for so many years. To Lorrain Doucet Physical Therapist for your compassion and concern in attempting to relieve his pain. May God bless each of you.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to pawsitive enforcement project or St. Judes children research Hospital.