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Speck Rhodes
Original name: Gilbert Ray Rhodes
Birth: Jul. 16, 1915
West Plains
Howell County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 2000
West Plains
Howell County
Missouri, USA

Musician. Born Gilbert R. Rhodes in West Plains, Missouri, he was a country music comedian and entertainer. In the 1930s, with his brothers Dusty and Slim, as the "Log Cabin Mountaineers" they toured on the Vaudeville circuit. He played banjo and bass fiddle and developed a comic character called "Speck" Rhodes. In 1960, he auditioned for the "Porter Wagoner Show" and was hired to play base fiddle as a member of Porter's band, "The Wagon Masters". Speck and Porter stayed together for the next 20 years, appearing in thousands of concerts nationwide as well as appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. He died in Nashville, Tennessee. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  James Knox Polk Rhodes (1876 - 1954)
  Amanda Elizabeth Patterson Montgomery Rhodes (1883 - 1973)
  Alice Meadows Rhodes (1918 - 2007)*
  Ethmer Cletus Rhodes (1913 - 1966)*
  Speck Rhodes (1915 - 2000)
  Helen Beatrice Rhodes Hitt (1917 - 2014)*
  Perry Hilburn Rhodes (1920 - 2005)*
  Jeffie Laverne Rhodes Hitt (1926 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Hill Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Meadow Ridge
GPS (lat/lon): 36.24119, -86.71925
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 18, 2000
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Speck Rhodes
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