David George Rhoads, age 90, passed away in Nags Head, NC December 29, 2022. Dave was born September 14, 1932 in Baltimore, MD and raised in Jarrettsville, MD along with his two brothers John (Jack) N. Rhoads and William (Bill) E. Rhoads who preceded Dave in death. In addition to his brother William, Dave was also predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Dunn Rhoads; and his parents, Jesse D. and Helen R. Rhoads.
Dave graduated from Jarrettsville High School and later from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, United States Army. He served 29 years in the US Army and retired as a Colonel in Hawaii.
Dave eventually moved to Kitty Hawk, NC in 1991 where he joined the Kitty Hawk Volunteer Fire Department and became one of the founding members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores. After moving to Martin’s Point, Dave helped found the Martin’s Point Yacht Club and the DOMIC Investment Club. He also worked at the Pointe Golf course for over 18 years as a starter and marshal.
As a charter member of the First Flight Military Officers Association of America, he became the ROTC/JROTC liaison officer. Each year, he managed the awards for nine high school JROTC programs and one university ROTC program in northeastern North Carolina.
Dave is survived by his son, Steve Rhoads (Deb) of Wanchese, NC; his two grandsons, David S. Rhoads (Becca) of Kitty Hawk, NC and Seth Rhoads of Millersville, MD; and his two great-grandchildren, Haleigh and Callan Rhoads also of Kitty Hawk, NC.
The family is honoring Dave’s wishes for cremation and their plans for his memorial gathering are pending at this time. In lieu of flowers, the Rhoads family is suggesting The Cross Culture Community at 70 E.R. Daniels Road Wanchese, NC 27981 for memorial donations. Please share condolences with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.