Larry “Buddy” Rhoads, Jr.

November 30, -0001 - May 26, 2010

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Larry “Buddy”, Jr. Loving son of Larry J. Rhoads, Sr. and Paula Smith Mohr. Dear stepson of Nancy Rhoads, Mark Mohr, and Joyce Spangler. Beloved brother of Brenda (Pete) Kamuf and Jon Rhoads. Stepbrother to Jennifer Carilli-Lewis and Jacquie Carilli-Freeman. Cherished uncle of Kayla Berryhill and Kaidence Rhoads. Devoted fiance of Nicole Sowder Fields and caring father figure to Logan Fields. Also Survived by his Uncles and Aunts Gene & Karen Smith and Gary & Patty {Rhoads} Boyle and great aunts and uncle Russel & Vera {Schroeder} McSwain and Marguerite {Harold} Schroeder, Many cousin and close friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents Loren & Rosemary {Rhoads}] & Nancy Rhoads and A. Paul & Irene {Schroeder} Smith, Step-brother Mack McIntosh, Great Uncles and Aunt Louis and Mary (Moseman) Duke and Harold Schroeder Passed away May 26, 2010, age 32. Visitation will take place at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cinti-Columbus Rd., (Rt 42), West Chester, on Tuesday, June 1st from 11 am until time of funeral service at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral costs. Buddy was a man with a big heart of gold and a smile that brightened even the brightest of days. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.


Bob Wilzbach - Jun 4, 2010

My heart goes out to you and your family…Buddy will be greatly missed.

Lisa Fisher - May 31, 2010

My heart is with you today and tomorrow when you morn your loss of Buddy. My God hold you in his arms and give you comfort. I love you guys.


Neva & Jim Davis - May 31, 2010

Larry, Brenda and families.

We were devasted to hear about Buddy’s passing at such a young age. He was a quiet, gentle soul and very caring. His dry sense of humor caught us off guard many times and I know he thought we were weird.
I know he is at peace along with his Grandma Rosemary and Grandpa Rhoads.
Remember who he was with his half grin and smile.
All of our love to you all during this time of healing and test.

Neva and Jim.

Mike Riley - May 31, 2010

Sorry about your loss Larry. If we can help you in any way, let us know.

Bud and Kathy Schaefer - May 29, 2010

All of the Schaefer family are sorry to hear about Buddy. We will always remember him with very fond memories.

The Schaefers

bill&lill brown - May 28, 2010

may god bless your family in your time of a great loss

Roy Barker - May 28, 2010

Very sorry for your loss, Love You

Betty /doyle - May 28, 2010

Our prayers are with you.

Cathy & Ed Sowder - May 28, 2010

Dear Mikki, Logan & Buddy’s Family,

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. Buddy was a wonderful young man and we feel blessed that he was a part of our lives even if was a short time. His love for Nikki & Logan showed through in everything he did for and with them. He will be greatly missed but we know that someday we will be with him again. Take your memories and hold them close to you hearts. Our sympathy to you all.

Cathy & Ed Sowder
(Nikkis Dad & Step-Mother

Buddy's Mom - May 28, 2010

A Dedication To The Blessed
by: © Bill
Her love of son was ne’er in doubt,
Nor gloom, nor pity filled her heart,
With final breathe…his candle out,
Then mother and son too soon did part.
And though her pain within, shall dwell,
No loss was e’er as harsh her grief-
Than when her son to death befell,
His life alas… was all too brief.

Their bond of love no death shall steal,
Nor joy, nor hope, nor memory fade,
His touch no longer shall she feel,
Since low’d to earth his body laid.
But righteous live in eternal peace,
Nor death, nor hatred, will not taint,
His loving ways shall never cease,
For God makes of him…an immortal Saint.

My Eternal Love my Handsome Boy

Jessica Simpson - May 28, 2010

God Bless you Buddy.

Susie Ekin - Childhood Friend - May 28, 2010

Buddy Rhoads started out as a customer service man in the lumber yard at Loveland, in the late 90’s. He then became a load puller and then eventually a driver for the BMG side of the business. Bruce Colegate nicknamed him Buddy “Bumpy” Rhoads. Buddy suffered from a type of Muscular Dystrophy. Some days, when he got back to the yard, he would look so exhausted, but he always plugged away at his job. To know Buddy was to love Buddy. Buddy was so honored when he won the “President’s Award”, while at Loveland. Buddy was a graduate of Milford High School.

john w taylor - May 28, 2010


Lee and Linda Caudill - May 28, 2010

We are deeply sorry for your lost our prayers are going out to you and all your family and friends of your son. Lee and Linda Caudill

Nora Dell - May 27, 2010

RIP Buddy. My prayers are with you and your family.

Charen Bowling - May 27, 2010

Youre in my thoughts and prayers . Just think its our lost here on earth but heavens gain hes taken something special with him and one day we will see him again . Thats our hope in Christ Jesus love you Paula and Larry

Gary & Pat Boyle - May 27, 2010

Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to my brother and his family.

Joanne Thueneman - May 27, 2010

To special friends Paula and Mark and to other family members, that I am thinking of you each day with
special prayers that God may bless and keep you all in His love and give you strength in each tomorrow.
My sincere sympathy.

Joanne Thueneman

Chuck Reilly - May 27, 2010
Cathy Janson - May 27, 2010

Paula and Family,
My heart just aches for the pain that you are suffering but remember that he is in a better place.
God Speed Buddy!
Prayers to all
Cathy Janson

Michelle Smith - May 27, 2010

Buddy I will never forget you. You will be very missed my friend… My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family…love ya

Robert Grote - May 27, 2010

Into the arms of Angels he walks, Smiling with Jesus and of Joy he talks,
To all who will listen with Love.

Giles Othen - May 27, 2010

My Dear Paula and all of your family. Again I cannot adequately express how sorry I am for your loss.

All I know of a certainty is that mere death is not the end and that there remains for all of us a bright sunrise on another place where we shall see all that we loved once more.

brenda - May 27, 2010

My brother always kept my laughing you will be greatly missed Bud. I love you so munch.

Henry & Kathy Potter - May 27, 2010

May you be embraced with Gods warmest love as you mourn Buddys passing.