Daniel David Rodes, 79, of Mount Crawford, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. He was born in Pleasant Valley on March 21, 1938, and was a son of the late David Michael and Naomi Ruth (Koogler) Rodes.
Daniel was a bishop over numerous churches in the U.S. and overseas. He co-founded with his wife Estdan Printers, Dandee Printing, Truth, Light and Life Mission and Truth, Light and Life Ministries International and had a daily radio broadcast sharing the gospel.
He was united in marriage on Nov. 29, 1961, to Esther Marie (Hege) Rodes, who preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2012.
Surviving are two daughters, Ellen Auville and husband, Raymond, of Elkton, and Naomi Riehl and husband, Mahlon, of Mount Crawford; two sons, Robert Rodes and wife, Lera, of Indiana, and James Rodes and wife, Esther, of McGaheysville; a daughter-in-law, Leah Rodes; three sisters, Martha Burkholder, Rhoda Bennett, and Ruby Beachy; and three brothers, John Rodes, Noah Rodes and Adin Rodes. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; foster daughter, Carole Gardner; and numerous foster children.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Rodes; granddaughter, Priscilla Rodes; six sisters, Priscilla Beery, Catherine Rodes, Ruth Groff, Anna Lehman, Esther Good and Iva Beachy; and two brothers, Aaron Rodes and Joseph Rodes.
A funeral service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 546 W. Mosby Road, Harrisonburg, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, with Reuben Esh and Mahlon Riehl officiating. Burial will follow at Early Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 265, Elkton, VA 22827.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.