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Clayton D. Rhodes

Clayton D. Rhodes 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 6:24 A.M. August 29, 2022 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Graveside services will be 11 AM on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Clayton was born September 19, 1941 in St. Charles, MO the son of Lowell and Margie (Garland) Rhodes. He married Dorothy L. West.


Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L. Rhodes, Clinton, IL, children, Clayton D. Rhodes, Jr., Clinton, IL; Dorothy (Jim) Harrold, Clinton, IL, and grandson, JT Harrold, Clinton, IL, siblings, twin brother, Clinton (Bev) Rhodes, Midland City, IL, and sisters, Barbara (Larry) Luster, Clinton, IL, Elizabeth (Roger) Hendrix, Crowley, TX, Marilyn Wall, Burleson, TX, Margie (Rick) Kallmayer, Burleson, TX, and much-loved nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverly Jane Rhodes.


Clayton graduated from Ramsey High School. He worked at Revere Copper & Brass (Clinton, IL), Lehn & Fink (Lincoln, IL), Olin Fabricated Metal Products (Bloomington, IL), and Mechanical Devices, Co. (Bloomington, IL). In 1999, he took an early retirement to serve as butler, chauffeur, and Super-Grandpa to 6-month-old grandson, JT Harrold.


He loved bowling and was a volunteer youth bowling coach. Clayton was a Ford enthusiast and an amateur auto mechanic…both hobbies that he enjoyed sharing with his son. He also loved gardening and helping his wife with her quilting.


Memorials may be directed to Little Galilee Christian Camp & Retreat, Clinton, IL.


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