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Insurance company executive

Gordon Ellsworth Rhodes, American insurance company executive. trustee Wilkes Community College, N. Wilkesboro, since 1977. Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946, 51-53. Member of Masons, Elks.

Background

Rhodes, Gordon Ellsworth was born on October 9, 1927 in Burlington, North Carolina, United States. Son of Hughes Jennings and Ethel Marguerite Rhodes.

Education

Student, Wake Forest University, 1949.

Career

Auditor Occidental Life Insurance Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1949-1953. Treasurer Skyland Life Insurance Company, Charlotte, 1953-1956. President Sturdivant Life Insurance Company, N. Wilkesboro, since 1956, also b. directors.

Board directors The United Group, Inc., Charlotte, Southern National Bank, N. Wilkesboro.

Religion

The purpose of human existence is to love, worship, and serve God in thought, word, and deed, and, grounded in this relationship with God, to love and serve others.

Politics

God has made believers one in Christ, clothed in the righteousness of Christ, and uniquely qualified to stand together in faith.

Views

Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.

Membership

Trustee Wilkes Community College, N. Wilkesboro, since 1977. Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946, 51-53. Member of Masons, Elks.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf.

Connections

Married Judith Josephine King, December 18, 1948. Children: Debra Jan, Donna S. Darnell, Diana K. Wickman, Gordon E. Junior, Denise J. Sturkie.

father:
Hughes Jennings

mother:
Ethel Marguerite Rhodes

spouse:
Judith Josephine King

child:
Debra Jan Rhodes

child:
Donna S. Darnell Rhodes

child:
Diana K. Wickman Rhodes

child:
Gordon E. Junior Rhodes

child:
Denise J. Sturkie Rhodes