James Casey Rhodes

  • Born: August 15, 1975
  • Died: December 21, 2021
  • Location: Anderson, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630

Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Casey Rhodes, 46, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at AnMed Health Center in Anderson. He was born in Anderson August 15, 1975 the son of Ricky and Brenda Cantrell Rhodes.

Casey was an arborist by trade, but he enjoyed drag racing and especially liked travelling with Jennifer and the kids to explore new places, and he liked eating. He loved his family – his family meant everything to him.

Casey is survived by his fiancée, Jennifer Collett; his children, Jaden and Riley; his brother, Shane Rhodes; his sister, Shannon Gentle and her husband Tom; his father, Ricky Rhodes; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Cantrell Rhodes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 PM Thursday, December 23rd at Faith Fellowship, 2230 Old Greenville Highway, Pendleton. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 5:50PM prior to the service.

The family is all gathering at the home of his sister, Shannon.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My son & I met Casey and his team last Fall after we moved here from NJ. Casey was very educational about the trees & bushes and the best times to do specific things with them. We also had some good political discussions. We were waiting to hear back, hoping he had recovered. I am so so sorry about his passing. My prayers are for his family & friends who I'm sure miss him terribly.

Posted by B Kulusic - Friend   January 14, 2022


Jennifer, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Tonya Gamble - Due West, SC - Family Friend   December 30, 2021

I will forever miss you

Posted by angel Nixon - Anderson, SC - Friend   December 29, 2021

Ricky, So sorry to hear about your son Casey,it's hard to put in words how we as friends and family feel your pain, Frances and I have been there. We're praying for you.

Posted by Jim Burns - Gastonia, NC - Family   December 29, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure this is devastating. I pray our Heavenly Father will give you peace and strength in the days ahead.

Posted by Phyllis Haltiwanger - Piedmont, SC - Friend   December 23, 2021

In Casey's honor a tree is being planted in the National Forest! May all be comforted by memories that live on in your hearts❤

Posted by Camilla Gentle - LaFrance, SC - Family   December 23, 2021

My heart is hurting with all of his family. If I ever needed help with Charles all I had to do was call and he would be right there to help me. Casey was so special to all who knew him. We don't always understand why, but we just have to depend on God to help us through these sad times. Praying for all of the family. Heaven just got sweeter for all of us.

Posted by Janet Rogers - Anderson, SC - Friend   December 23, 2021

Casey been keeping up with you in the hospital,called this morning was told you were no longer in room.I have been praying so hard for you,but sometimes Jesus already has his plans in place and they cannot be changed.I am going to miss you so much.The calls every month or so just to see how I am doing or if I needed anything.I loved you as my own brother.So sorry your family will not have you there,I know you loved them so much.I will miss you till I meet you at the gate to paradise.To my best friend Casey.

Posted by John Nixon - Anderson, SC   December 23, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the entire Rhodes family. Casey will be deeply missed by all who knew him, for he was one of the best human beings we've had the privilege of knowing. Prayers for the lord's guidance during this time.

Posted by Mike & Shirley Swaney - Anderson, SC - Family Friend   December 23, 2021

I am so sorry for yall's loss!! My heart just broke when i heard, such a great guy with a beautiful smile. He will always be remembered. Our prayers go to each of you during this time.

Posted by Donald & Sharon Hicks - Anderson, SC - Friend   December 23, 2021

Casey will always be remembered as being kind, respectful, and friendly with a beautiful smile...

Posted by Diane Martin - Pendleton,SC, SC - Friend   December 23, 2021

Sending prayers to each and every family members. Please remember, God always has a reason. Lord bewith this precious family and give them a peace duning this time

Posted by Peggie okelley okelley - seneca, SC - Family Friend   December 23, 2021

To the family of Casey Rhodes and to Jennifer Collette, I am deeply sorry for you loss and will be remembering you all during this difficult time for you. May you find peace in your hearts and also be blessed in the days ahead.
~Melanie Shaw, co-worker of Jennifer

Posted by Melanie Shaw - Anderson, SC - Coworker   December 23, 2021

Shannon, we are so sorry you all have to go through this, our prayers are with you and the family. We will always remember Casey coming up with Tom to surprise us and take down our big tree in the yard, he was so very sweet. RIP Casey and have a Merry Christmas with your Mom in Heaven. Love you all!!♥

Posted by Eddie and Doris Jenkins - BIG POOL, MD - Family   December 23, 2021

Sending love and prayers to the family.

Posted by Stacy Holden - Franklin, NC - Friend   December 22, 2021

A very kind soul. He will be GREATLY missed.

Posted by Heidi McCaulley - Friend   December 22, 2021

Truly heart breaking!! Our continued thoughts and prayers!!!

Posted by Lance and Ovis Rhodes - Anderson, SC - Family   December 22, 2021


Posted by Dale Martin - Central, SC - Friend   December 22, 2021

Casey,I knew you all your life. You were such a great guy. Always a smile on that handsome face & could always make me laugh. You just had that way about you with a great personality.Go rest high on that mountain & even tho you will be missed very much by many, there was a happy reunion in Heaven with your Mom & you both are in the presence of the Lord. My sincerest condolences to all the family.

Posted by Angela Chasteen (Patterson) - Anderson, SC - Family Friend   December 22, 2021

Casey- You do not know me and I haven't seen Jennifer is years. But through Facebook, I saw how happy you made her and Jaden. She is the sweetest soul and I am so grateful for the wonderful times you shared with her. You were clearly a loved and respected man and I wish I had gotten the opportunity to meet you. May you rest peacefully in heaven knowing you touch so many lives even a stranger who is just happy you made her friend so happy. All of my love and prayers to your family and friends and especially Jenn, Jaden and Riley.

Posted by Cynde Davenport - Coeur D'Alene, ID - Family   December 22, 2021

Jennifer I am so sorry. I know your heart is broken I love you my sweet friend !

Posted by Pansy George - Anderson, SC - Family Friend   December 22, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Posted by Michelle King - Seneca, SC - Family Friend   December 22, 2021


Casey you have touched so many lives with your infectious smile & your great big heart. You will be greatly missed. We know you are having a great time with Grandma & Grandpa, your sweet Mom, your Nanny & my precious Mother & all of the other family up there in Heaven. We will see you soon. We love you.

Posted by Sherrie McJunkin - Walhalla, SC - Family   December 22, 2021

Words can not explain how truly sorry I am for your loss. Casey was an amazing person with a huge heart, willing to help anyone. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Will and Angie Probst

Posted by Angie Probst - Anderson, SC   December 22, 2021

I'm so sorry for Casey's death. I think everyone who met and got to know him, loved him.He was a good father and role model. Most important he loved and made Jen happy. So sorry that I can't be with you through this mourning period , but this old body just won't make it..

Posted by Shirley M. Graham - Peachtree City, GA - Family   December 22, 2021

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