In Memory of
Homer Nolan Rhodes

Houston, Texas – Homer Nolan Rhodes, 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, August 22, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, November 15, 1939, and grew up working diligently with his family on their farm.  During his early years he was actively involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA) within the Guthrie community and after graduating, he attended Oklahoma State University where in 1961 he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He began his career with Pittsburgh Plate glass, but eventually moved into sales where he spent the majority of his professional life and referred to himself as a ‘Sales Engineer.’

Homer and Beverly (Long) were married October 20, 1962 and would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this year.  They are the parents of Dana Rhodes of Houston, Texas and Christie Cochren of Cedar Park, Texas.  
Homer had multiple admirable qualities and attributes including being steadfast, caring for others, continuously on the move, and always solving problems or fixing things, to name a few.  He had a witty and mischievous sense of humor and unending work ethic that continued up until the very last - providing for others, making sure all the bases were covered, and ensuring that the family’s needs were completely in order.  While he enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, keeping abreast of politics, the economy, etc., he was always very practical and refused to be self-indulgent. Occasionally he might allow himself a small pleasure, but his primary focus was his family whom he showered with the fruits of his labor.

Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Christie Rhodes, as well as two brothers, Wilbur Rhodes and Frank Rhodes.  

As Homer graduated to Heaven in the presence of Jesus and body glorified and restored, he leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife, whom he adored, Beverly (Long) Rhodes, his daughter Dana Rhodes, daughter Christie Cochren and family (Joel – spouse, and two grandsons, Jabe and Nate), his brother, David Rhodes, along with his nieces and nephews.  

Most importantly, Homer leaves a legacy of love, commitment, devotion, loyal protection, and unwavering duty caring for his family, always and forever.  

Homer and Beverly are members of Sugar Creek Baptist Church.  Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.


Message from
Linda Gamache
Wed, 08/24/2022

Such a beautiful obituary written for Homer. When I read it I cried. Every loving word and thought speaks to the truth of Homer Rhodes, a life well lived and God's dutiful servant. Linda Gamache

Message from
Nery Vazquez
Thu, 08/25/2022

Such a beautiful man that leaves a legacy to be admired. He was an example of loving selflessly and took joy in caring for his family. He’s rejoicing in God’s glory and keeping an eye on his girls.

Message from
Norma Walz
Fri, 08/26/2022

Dearest Christie,
I’m sorry for your loss. We’ll be lifting your mom snd family in prayer for God’s comfort and peace.

Message from
rita a auerbach
Fri, 08/26/2022

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! He was surely a gift to everyone who knew him! Thanks be to God that there are no "good-byes" for those who are in Christ, only a I'll see you On The Other Side!"

Message from
Ruth Lewis
Mon, 12/12/2022

My condolences to the family of my esteemed cousin, Homer Rhodes. I only just learned of his passing and I'm very saddened by it. We were childhood playmates and kept in touch through most of our adult lives. He was an honorable man and the world needs more people like him. I look forward to attending his services when they are scheduled. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family.