James Forest Rodes, Sr. was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia on January 6, 1929. Beloved husband of Betty L. (nee Vest). Loving father of Judy Pemberton (James), James F. Rodes, Jr. (Diane), Debra Jones (James), Kathy Bartoszek (Timothy, deceased), Lisa Jones (Ron) and Mitchell Rodes (Michelle). Cherished grandfather of 14, great grandfather of 22 and great-great grandfather of 1. Dear son of Venna Lee Rodes and Etta (nee Plumley) (both deceased). Dearest brother of the following deceased; Ethel, Garnette, Juanita, Alma Faye and Jack. Dear uncle and friend to many. U S Navy Veteran and retired Steel Worker. Member of the America Legion Post 627. Services Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:30 P.M. at GOLUBSKI FUNERAL HOME, CORNER OF E. 65 AND FULLERTON AVE. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 A.M. Friends received at the funeral home Wednesday 2-8:30 P.M.