Dusty Rhoads

August 4, 1974 — August 24, 2020

Dusty Rhoads

Dusty Rhoads, age 46, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and also Northern Arkansas, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020, after a courageous fight with cancer.  He was born August 4, 1974 to Robert Rhoads and Joyce Asher Thompson in Malvern, Arkansas.  He is preceded in death by his mother; and sister, Shirlene Gills.

Dusty played football for Whitehall school district, and was the MVP for baseball in Lead Hill, Arkansas.  He had many hobbies: he loved watching wrestling, gaming, working on cars, trucks, boats, stereos, computers, and could fix just about anything.  He was highly creative and was a wonderful artist.  Dusty won many awards for his artwork and was displayed in galleries.  He was a wonderful cook and was the family’s grilling man.  He also loved fishing, playing games with family, puzzles, and had a soft spot for animals.

Dusty is survived by his father, Robert Rhoads of Gamaliel, Arkansas; step-parent, Patsie Rhoads of Gamaliel, Arkansas; brother, Roy McKim of Donaldson, Arkansas; sister, Kristi Thompson of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; step-sister, Julie Saldivar of Jonesboro, Arkansas; step-father, J.D. Thompson of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; two nephews, Kori Gills of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Kamron Gills of Friendship, Arkansas; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Graveside Memorial Service will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Ouachita Cemetery near Donaldson, Arkansas.

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