Isaac A. Rhoades, 83, formerly of Picher, Oklahoma went to his
heavenly home Monday, October 18, 2010 at St. Johnís Regional
Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
He was born November 6, 1926 to Isaac Jacob and Julia Ann (Ash)
in Quapaw, Oklahoma.
He attended schools in Eucha, and was in the United States Army
during WWII where he was honorable discharged as a Tech 5 in
1946. He married Peggy Coe Ott on April 17,1947 in Columbus
Kansas. They made their home in Picher, where Zeke worked in
the lead and zinc mines until 1958, at which time he went to
work for Fenix and Scission in Tulsa. He worked for 23 years
for them until his retirement in 1981.
His hobbies were hunting, fishing, reading western novels and
watching baseball on TV. He spent many hours fishing at Grand
Lake and loved to have family fish fries.
His greatest love, however, was his family. No grandpa could
have been prouder of his grandchildren. He is preceded in death
by his parents, his step-father, Claude,
who raised him, and one sister, Jean Harlin.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home in Fairland,
three daughters, Judy and John Sweet of Claremore, Margaret and
Roger Burris and Suzie and Marvin Atkins, all of Fairland.
His grandchildren who survive are Julie Crow, Allison Williams,
Gavin Sweet, Bob King, Jason King, Corey Burris, Jimmy Burris,
Andreya Wilson and John R. Cook. His great-grandchildren who
survive are Kyndl and Braeden Rowland, Kensie and Lucy
Williams, Cade Sweet, Katie and Justin King, Lane and Lexi
Kayla Cook, Emily, Stormie and Clayton Wilson and Isaac Cook.
He is also survived by one brother, Charles Rhoades (wife
Delcie), and two sisters, Ethel Moore and Helen Akin, all of
Graveside services were held 1:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2010
at Oakhaven Cemetery in Claremore Oklahoma with the Rev. Jerry