December 27, 1940 - April 29, 2019
Sam F. Rhodes, 78, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Fay Lynn and Faye Kathryn Rhodes on December 27, 1940. He graduated from Northeast High School (MacArthur High School) in San Antonio and attended Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College (Texas A & M University) class of ’62. Sam was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
Sam began his CPA (Certified Public Accountant) career at Arthur Anderson before joining Redman Development Corporation as VP of Finance. In 1974, Sam joined Pasquale (Pat) Lonconto to begin a new Division of Management Consulting Team at Touche Ross becoming a partner. Sam left Deloitte Touche to become partner with AlixPartners and later joined Dan Jackson to become CEO of Jackson Rhodes Consulting until retirement. Retirement was short lived, Sam joined Debt Relief as President before joining Scott Barnes to form ArtBac as President. Sam was a member of Texas Certified Public Accounts and recognized as a 50 year member of AICPA.
Sam was appointed by Governor Bill Clements to serve on Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for 15 years. Sam also served on Board of Directors of Help is Possible, Inc, Board of Directors of Dallas Safari Club and established and serving on board of Dallas’ first Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Sam was a supporter, advisor and funder to Judy, his wife’s vision of founding DIVA-Women Outdoors Worldwide the largest women’s outdoor organization worldwide.
Sam was an avid pilot, outdoorsman and conservationist. Sam hunted and fly fished world-wide. He was a life member of Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club International and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He was a member of Dallas Gun Club, Dallas Woods & Waters Club, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl.
Sam was a member of Park Cities Baptist Church, Hella Shrine, Garland, 32nd Degree Mason of Davy Crockett Lodge No 1225 San Antonio and Tannehill Masonic Lodge No. 52 Dallas.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jeffery Rhodes and is survived by his wife, Judy, sons Marcus and Harrison, his wife Sunita and grandson Jaivin Rhodes.
A memorial service will be held
Friday, June 21st at 11 am
Park Cities Baptist Church (Ellis Chapel)
3933 Northwest Pkwy
Dallas, Texas 75225
Reception Immediately following
In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations be given to: 125th Year of Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, Texas Aggie Band Association (TABA).
give.tabaonline.com (in comments be sure to include: In Memory Gift for Sam Rhodes)
Send check to TABA, 1134 Finfeather Road, Bryan, Texas 77803 (in Memo on check write: in memory of Sam Rhodes)
A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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