Robert David Rhodes, 73, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at a local hospital.David was a graduate of The University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He was employed at DuPont as a Nylon BCF Technical Service Representative and retired in 2002 after 42 years of service. David was a faithful member of Middle Valley Church of Christ.He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Kate Rhodes; and his sister, Alice Sartin.Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Rosa D. Rhodes; children, Annette (Roberto) Rojas, Amber (Christian) Maniscalco; grandchildren, Mariela Rojas, Alex Rojas, Stephen Maniscalco, and Isabella Maniscalco; sister, Nancy Rhodes; brother, Edward Rhodes, and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 6, 2013, at the funeral home chapel with Minister Larry Clements officiating.The family will receive friends for visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to be made to Volunteers in Medicine, P.O. Box 81057, Chattanooga, TN. 37414, or at VIM-Chatt.org.Visit www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com to share words of condolences.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.