Carl James Rhom Jr., 80, of Gatesville died on July 20, 2020 at his home.
Carl was born Sept. 14, 1939 to Carl James Rhom Sr. and Vina Mae Conner Rhom in McDowell County, North Carolina.
He married Wanda Jean Burleson on June 16, 1962.
He served 22 years in the U.S. Army, receiving numerous medals and awards to include National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Presidential Unit Emblem and Aircraft Crewman Badge.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda; a daughter, Beverly Ann Alvarez; sonin-law Kevin Michael Wersal Sr.; three sisters, Peggy Rhom Huskins, Beulah Rhom Hobbs and Lucille Rhom Cannon; and four brothers, Max Rhom, Arnold Rhom, Wallace Rhom and Billy Joe Rhom.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha Rhom Griggs Bradley and Joyce Rhom Lawing; three daughters, Vicky Dionne and husband Dave of Skowhegan, Maine, Becky Wersal of Phillipston, Massachusetts, and Linda Harrison and husband Richard of Lampasas, Texas; grandchildren Kelli Sanguinet and husband Andy, David Dionne Jr. and wife Nicole, Richard Harrison Jr. and wife Brittany, Kevin Wersal Jr. and wife Amber, James Wersal, Jennifer Corson and husband Brandon, Amber Rothery, Nathaniel Harrison and Carla Dionne; and great-grandchildren Hunter Sanguinet, Brianna Sanguinet, Caitlyn Sanguinet, Craig Breingan Jr., Cooper Harrison, Maysen Harrison, Kevin Wersal III, Kameron Wersal, Avery Harrison, Soren Rothery, Selene Rothery, Alexander Wersal, Gabriela Dionne, Jackson Harrison, Harper Corson and Autumn Spencer.
Services and burial will be Aug. 5 at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in McDowell County, North Carolina.