Edward L. Rhodes



Preferred Name: 
Edward

Nickname/Call Sign: Dusty

Date of Birth: June 6, 1930 (January 13, 2014)

Highest Military Grade Held:

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 452nd Fighter-Day Squadron, Foster AFB, TX
  • 22nd Fighter-Day Squadron, Bitburg AFB, Germany

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

 Edward L. “Dusty” Rhodes “Headed West” January 13, 2014
Edward L. “Dusty” Rhodes died on January 13, and a memorial service honored him at Calvary Episcopal Church, on Friday, January 17th.
Born in El Paso in 1930, he graduated from Texas Military Institute, San Antonio, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Class of 1953). After serving his country in the Air Force as a fighter pilot during the Cold War, he used his exceptional skills with languages and his magnetic personality to become a successful biomedical consultant for a number of international companies.
Dusty lived his final 31 years in Bastrop. As an avid golfer his entire life, his second home became the state park course where he played with “the town bunch.” As a member of Calvary Church, he sang in the choir and served on the vestry. He enjoyed all aspects of small town living – the serious side, like singing in the community chorus, serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Opera House Board – and the fun side, like serving as Commodore of the Bastrop Yacht Club (river-tubing group).
Mr. Rhodes is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sonya, children Sharon Rhodes, Brooks Rhodes, Bill Rhodes, and Jeanette Glaze, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2014

Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 452nd Fighter-Day Squadron, Foster AFB, TX
  • 22nd Fighter-Day Squadron, Bitburg AFB, Germany

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

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Headed West

 Edward L. “Dusty” Rhodes “Headed West” January 13, 2014
Edward L. “Dusty” Rhodes died on January 13, and a memorial service honored him at Calvary Episcopal Church, on Friday, January 17th.
Born in El Paso in 1930, he graduated from Texas Military Institute, San Antonio, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Class of 1953). After serving his country in the Air Force as a fighter pilot during the Cold War, he used his exceptional skills with languages and his magnetic personality to become a successful biomedical consultant for a number of international companies.
Dusty lived his final 31 years in Bastrop. As an avid golfer his entire life, his second home became the state park course where he played with “the town bunch.” As a member of Calvary Church, he sang in the choir and served on the vestry. He enjoyed all aspects of small town living – the serious side, like singing in the community chorus, serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Opera House Board – and the fun side, like serving as Commodore of the Bastrop Yacht Club (river-tubing group).
Mr. Rhodes is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sonya, children Sharon Rhodes, Brooks Rhodes, Bill Rhodes, and Jeanette Glaze, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2014

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