James Max Rhodes Sr. "Jim"
Last updated 9/14/2020 at 4:31pm
James Max Rhodes Sr. “Jim,” 86, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.
A native of Miller’s Creek, N.C., he was the son of the late Smith Isaac, and Zilla Cole Rhodes. One of 13 children, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Pearl, Sadie, Toyce, Claire, Jackie, Faye, Billie, an infant daughter, and Judy.
James, known as “Jim,” learned the value of hard work at an early age working with his father on the family farm. At the age of 16, he left the farm and enlisted with the United States Air Force to serve his country during the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic...