Willie Rhoden, 86
CLARKTOWN - Willie Rhoden, 86, of Riverbend House in Wheelersburg, formerly of Clarktown, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.
Born October 15, 1927, in Scioto County, a son of the late Elliott and Olive (Borders) Rhoden, he was retired from The Kroger Company. He was a World War II Army veteran, member of Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department, past fiscal officer for Jefferson Township, with 33 years of service and past secretary of Southern Ohio Firefighters Association.
He is survived by sons, Randall Rhoden of Minford, Darwin (Nancy) Rhoden of Clarktown; daughter, Teena Rhoden of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Ryan (Anndrea) Rhoden of Minford, Mark (Mandy) Taylor of Rarden; three great-grandchildren, Dalton and Dustin Taylor, Shelby Rhoden; a sister, Adelene Adams of McDermott; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey L. (Hensley) Rhoden, on August 29, 2004, whom he married on March 21, 1951; daughter-in-law, Judy Rhoden; brothers, Donald and Raymond Rhoden; and a sister, Wilma Greenhill.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, with Pastor Harold Cox officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 - 25th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662. Online condolences may be made to www.edah.com.