James T. Rhodes, 89, of Red Oak, passed away after a brief illness Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
James Thomas Rhodes was born to Leo F. and Mary G. (Smith) Rhodes Nov. 22, 1922, in Norborne, Mo. James was raised in Montgomery County and graduated from Red Oak High School in l940.
He entered the U.S. Army Jan. 20, 1943, serving in World War II, and was honorably discharged Feb. 19, 1946.
Following his military service, James returned to Red Oak and worked for Cozy Air and Fox-Finley Chevrolet.