Paul Rhodes, born on August 10, 1964, in Star City, AR, was an adventurous soul whose journey through life was marked by his humility, thoughtfulness, and a robust zest for life. He brought an uplifting spirit to his residence in Houston, Arkansas, and the many lives he touched in his 59 years. A devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Oppelo, Paul was known to radiate the love of Jesus Christ in all he did, embodying the verse from the Gospel of Matthew, "Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)\n\nPaul's humble personality shone in his work as a dedicated salesperson at Akel's Carpet One, where his colleagues became his extended family. The same adventurous spirit that defined him at work was evident in his personal life as well. Paul loved motorcycle rides, off-road adventures, and cherished the freedom of the open road in his camper van. A dog lover, Paul's bond with his Chihuahua, Rascal, was filled with unconditional love and companionship.\n\nSurvived by his loving spouse, Karla Rhodes; mother, Shirley Coffman; grandmother: Alene Coffman; aunt and uncle: Nina and Ronnie Cameron; sister and brother in law: Tammy and Steve Ghent; sisters: Carola Wickcliffe and Nan Dunn; sister and brother in law: Jana and Daron Calhoun; brother: Bobby Wickliffe; sons, Zachary and Bryce Rhodes; daughter and son-in-law, Madison and Caleb Winkler; grandson: Griffin Winkler; honorary brother: Richard Akel along with a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Paul's life was enriched by the love and support of these family members.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his father, Jim Rhodes; stepmother, Anna Rhodes; grandfather, Lawnie Coffman; and nephew, Nathan Ghent.\n\nServices will be held Friday, September 29, 2023, at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Oppelo with Bro. Brad Underwood officiating.\n\nAs we celebrate the life of Paul, we remember a man of humble spirit, thoughtful actions, and an adventurous heart. His love for life, family, and the Lord was contagious and will continue to inspire all who were blessed to know him.