Isaac A. Rhoades

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) Rhoades
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 King,
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 Commerce.
Graveside services were held 1:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2010 at Oakhaven Cemetery in Claremore Oklahoma with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating.