William R. "Billy" Rhodes
HAMPTON - William
R. 'Billy' Rhodes died Sept. 17, 2004, in Mexico. Billy was born March 2, 1945,
in Newport News, Va. He graduated
from Newport News High School in 1963. He then graduated from William and Mary and received his Doctorate from University of Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, William E. Middleton, in 1996. Survivors include his mother, Lelia Gayle Middleton of Hampton;
his wife, Lorena Rhodes, and their children, Karla and Lelia. He is also survived by a son, Forrest Rhodes, daughter, Emily Rhodes Oxenborg, and two grandchildren, Molly and Laurel. Other survivors include one sister, Sallie Rhodes Beaver, and two brothers, Maury Middleton and
Troy Middleton. His funeral was held in Hermosillo, Mexico, where he resided for the past 15 years.