John L. Rhodus Sr.

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John Leroy Rhodus Sr., 68, of College Corner, passed away June 8, at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 13, 1944 in Oxford, to Gilbert and Nora (Handley) Rhodus. A carpenter, John was retired from Miami University. He loved the outdoors whether it was fishing, gardening or trail riding. He also bought and sold antiques, and loved his Dodge truck. John's greatest joy was his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gilbert and Billy Ray; and sister Joyce Wadleigh.

John is survived by his beloved wife JoAnn (Layton) Rhodus; sons John Leroy (Michelle) Rhodus, Jr, Brian Scott (Angie) Rhodus; five grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, Tessa, Kianna, Josh; sisters Sally Welch, Anna (Bill) Kramer; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. followed immediately by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford. John will be laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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