and financial security but that this family provided him with emotional security and love—which in the end is the most important of all.”
Allen married his wife, Carol J. (Haisler) Rhodes, in 1962. His relatives include sons Stephen Haisler Rhodes and wife Yvonne of Houston and James Fleming Rhodes and wife Sheryl of Austin; adopted daughter Pury Vergara Reyes and husband Santos Jr. of Houston; granddaughter Susan Sheryl Rhodes of Austin; grandson Robert Allen Rhodes of Austin; and grandsons Ernesto David Reyes and Alex Antonio Reyes of Houston. His brother is Edwin James Rhodes and his wife, Dr. E. C. Henley of Athens, Georgia; sister-in-law Kathy Haisler Radde and husband Kenneth of Meridan, Texas; nephews Karl Radde and wife Melissa of North Zulch, Texas, and Clayton Rhodes and wife Annie of Mansfield, Ohio; nieces Elizabeth (Rhodes) Eck and husband David of Marietta, Georgia, and Anna Radde of Meridian, Texas; and cousins Ida Jo (Butler) Moran and husband Tom of Brenham, Texas, Maxine (Butler) Cochran and husband Donald of Houston, and Anne (Butler) Leonard of Roaring Gap, North Carolina.