Henry Rhodes Hundley, 87, of Huntley, formerly of DeTour, Michigan, died peacefully on November 13, 2020 at JourneyCare Barrington.
Rhodes was born on January 24, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Bernard and Lois (nee Lusk) Hundley. Rhodes reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Janet Brewin and they married on July 2, 1988. They shared a love for life and loved to travel together. He used music to bring joy to those around him and was a gifted piano player. Rhodes is remembered by his loved ones as a caring and compassionate man. He will be greatly missed.
Rhodes is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janet Hundley, his children, Tom Hundley, and Kristen Hundley, his step-children, Craig (Beverly) Brass, David (Paula) Brass, and Ellen (Glenn) Nissen, his grandchildren, Kayla, Cameron, Riley, Jack, Haley, Charlie, and Nicholas, and his sister, Susan (Gordy) Blakeman.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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I would like to offer my condolence to Janet and family. I thoroughly enjoyed knowing Rhodes for many years. He was a wonderful man.
So very sorry for your loss.Sending lots of love your way.
Dear Janet, I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. I've missed you and Rhodes since you left Silver Lakes and I'm sorry you have to miss him now, too. He will always be remembered as loving and generous man.
Rhodes was a wonderful neighbor with a great sense of humor. My fondest memory is Janet and Rhodes annual neighborhood Christmas party. Rhodes would play Christmas songs on the piano, and we all sang along using our numbered lyric songbooks. Cherish the memories; we were all blessed to have known him. God bless Janet and condolences to the entire Hundley family.
Dear Love, we were so disheartened to hear Rhodes has passed. We can only offer our sympathy and prayers for you and the family. He was such a special gentleman and talented as well. We loved that he shared his music with us at SL and the many he entertained at various nursing homes. We have missed you both and hope you know we share your sorrow. Please take care of yourself during this difficult time.
I only met your father once, but our book club was graced with his piano playing at that visit. Everyone in our book club felt we knew Rhodes from listening to Janet’s many funny family stories. Sending peace and comfort to your family.
Janet, I am so sad for you but celebrate your long love affair. May your memories sustain you. I will remember the evening with our book group spent at your home while Rhodes entertained us on the piano.
Dear Janet, you know how much Rick and I loved Rhodes. He was truly a gentle man and we were blessed to share with him stories of Denison University and his love of Granville. You and he were lucky to have many years of love and happiness together.
My sincere condolences to Janet and family Rhodes will be missed by the theater company friends and the kitchen band friends Thank you Rhodes for your kindness in sharing your talent
Janet, please accept our most sincere condolences. It is so sad, we will miss Rhodes. He was a dear neighbor.
Janet, so sorry for your loss. I remember the heart the two of you had for my adopted children. Your love and support was so encouraging. Words can't convey all we hold in our heart for both of you.I am glad you had these yeas with Rhodes and we all will have memories, too, but not like yours I'm certain. God bless you and be with you now and always.
A life well lived. I am very sorry for your lost. May the many wonderful memories bring smiles to your hearts. God's peace to all.
Janet. I’m so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family
We are so sad to hear of Rhodes passing. We will miss his happy and blessed humor and love.
Dear Janet, I’m so sorry to here about Rhodes. You were great together. The two of you always had a funny story to make us laugh. He will be truly missed.
Rhodes was special person fun, talented and Loved to share with everyone the gift of joy! He will be missed.
I'm so sorry to hear that our sweet Rhodes has passed. I always loved sitting next to him and hearing his stories. I remember the last time I saw him he said "... Little katie has grown.." and it made me so very happy. I was so happy he got to meet Levi and I wish he could have met Finnley. He was such an inspiring and wonder man that I am happy to be related too. We will miss him and his smile. All of our love, Katie, Collin, Levi and Finnley ❤
Janet, we are so sorry to hear of Rhodes passing. He was such a gentleman in the truest sense, and had the drollest sense of humor. He was always ready and willing to accompany groups at SL. You were both greatly missed when you left there!! Janet, I still miss our trips to Chico's and our chats after chorus. God be with you and hold you in his arms. Love, G & W