William C. Rhodes Jr
William C. "Billy" Rhodes of McCalla, AL. passed away on April 1, 2015. Billy was better known as The Battery Man. He owned and operated his battery business in Bessemer, AL. for the last 37 years. Billy was known for his giving heart and gererousity to others. He was a graduate of Bessemer High School and Jacksonville State University. He is preceded in death by his parents; William C. Rhodes Sr. and Connie Batson Rhodes. Former wife; Lucille Cantrell Rhodes. Son; David Dillard. He is survived by, his wife of 30 years; Joyce Brannen Rhodes, son; Michael Rhodes (Jacki) of Simpsonville, S.C.. Daughter; April Parker (Buddy) of Pleasant Grove, AL. Son; Jody Bumpers of Bessemer, AL. Sister; Donna Rhodes of Daytona Beach, FL. Nephew; Brandon Rhodes of Ormond Beach, FL. Grandchildren; Heather and Heath Parker of Pleasant Grove, AL. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 with the funeral service on Saturday, April 4, at 11:00 AM. Services will be held at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove, AL. Donnie Rhodes officiating
Billy and I graduated from Bessemer High School together.. We were good friends.. I can still see his smiling face and that's the way I will always remember him... God Bless his family
Billy and I were close friends in high school. We often double dated together and spent the night at each others house. Sorry I am out of state this week. Praying for the family.
Carol Reeves Davenport
Always smiling and a little goofy. My cousin, Billy, loved us and was there for anybody in need. We will miss him until we see him again with our Christ.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Consider Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, or fdeath. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.