Marvin G. (Marv) Rhodes was born in Rising City, NE on March 14, 1921 and entered the Eternal Kingdom on January 5, 2010 after a lengthy illness. Marv was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Evanger) Rhodes and his 5 brothers, Renner (Dusty), Mel, Clifford, Jack and Leonard. Marv is survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Jean Evanger and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marv served his country as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940 and 1941. He was also a military veteran stationed in the U.S. and Europe from 1942 until 1946.
In addition to being known for his love of dogs and as a very talented mandolin player, Marv owned the Classic Barber Shop at South 56th & M Street for 17 years before retiring in 1983. Prior to his career as a barber, Marv worked at the Western State Hospital and at the former West Tacoma Newsprint plant in Steilacoom.
A memorial service will be held at Sunset Bible Church, 8004 44th Street W (44th & Sunset) University Place, WA at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Donations may be made in Marv’s memory to the Tacoma/Pierce County Humane Society.