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Franklin "Sparky" D. Rhoades

     Franklin “Sparky” D. Rhoades, 79, entered into rest on August 15, 2019. He was born on July 4, 1940, in York to the late Leroy and Esther (Paige) Rhoades. Franklin was an avid Dodgers and Colts fan, he also loved helping others as much as he could. He was a member of the White Rose Senior Center and a member of Bethel AME Church of York where he was a former trustee and member of their men’s choir. 

     Franklin leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Keturah Bowman; a brother, Donald Rhoades; sisters, Doris Woodyard, Mary Ellen Newby and Joyce Boanes; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Esther (Paige) Rhoades; his son, Derrell Toby Bowman; brothers, Forest Rhoades, Raymond Rhoades, Leroy (Jake) Rhoades, Durant Rhoades, Charles (Pick) Rhoades; sisters, Betty Smith, Ida Mae Hughes, Romaine Murray, Audrey Banks, Lillian Sullivan and Josephine Palmer. 

     A viewing will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, from 6 p.m.-8p.m. at Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc., 822 East Market Street, York Pa.   A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.  

Franklin "Sparky" D. Rhoades
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