Gary L. Rhoades (1940 - 2018)

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COVINGTON — Gary L. Rhoades, age 78, of Covington passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1940, in Covington to the late Herbert Levi and Jane (Hickman) Rhoades.

Gary is survived by his wife of 26 years, Shirley Ann (Cox) Rhoades; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Deanne Rhoades of Bradford; stepson, Brian Shepard of Grandview; stepdaughter, Tamera McIntyre of Powell; brother and sister-in-law, Denny and Cathy Rhoades of Piqua; grandchildren, Dustin Rhoades and Darin Rhoades both of Covington and Cassady McIntyre of Powell; niece, Maria (Jim) Hicks; nephew, Doug Kihm; his super dog, Clayton; and many extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by nephew, Daniel Kihm.

Gary enjoyed the Covington Eagles and was great lover of animals, the outdoors, and fishing and was an outstanding wood carver. He was retired from Hobart Brothers after 39 years of service.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington with Pastor Nick Church officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, PO Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.

Condolences may be left for the family at

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Bridges Stocker Fraley Funeral Home
160 N. High St., PO Box 280
Covington, OH 45318
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Published in Piqua Daily Call from July 10 to July 11, 2018