Funeral Services for George Rhodes, age 69

Funeral Services for George Rhodes, age 69
July 16, 1952 - January 10, 2022

George Gus Rhodes, age 69, passed away January 10, 2022, in Metairie, Louisiana due to complications from kidney disease. 

George was born July 16, 1952 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Paul and Augustine (Peonio) Rhodes.  He grew up on the family farm northeast of Bridgeport, Nebraska.  George’s educational pursuits began at a one room country school, where he attended through the 8th grade. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1970 and then obtained two degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. George’s professional life led him first to Taylor, Nebraska and later to Westerville in Custer County.  He moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina where he worked for FEMA. George was able to pursue his passion for acting, participating in small roles and as a background actor in the thriving motion picture and television production industry there.  George enjoyed traveling abroad and sharing photographs from his trips with friends and relatives.

Survivors include his sisters, Joanna (Jamey) Pankoke of Omaha, Paula Jean Rhodes of Bridgeport, Nebraska; nephew Justin (Kayla) Pankoke of Omaha; great nephew Jett Pankoke; and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Cremation has taken place and a private inurnment service will be held at a later date. Memorials in George’s honor may be made to the Custer County Foundation.