Wilbern Ronald "Ronnie" Rhea

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Wilbern Ronald "Ronnie" Rhea, 77, of Rockwood, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at UT Medical Center, Knoxville.
He was a member of Rockwood United Methodist Church, the Rockwood Masonic Lodge 403 and Oak Leaf Lodge 49. He attended Tennessee Wesleyan and Tennessee Tech. Ronnie was employed by Merita Breads, Adler, Burlington and Kaiser-Roth as a quality control supervisor, retiring from Alba-Health as the name had changed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn "Wilbur" Rhea and Mary "Louise" Foland Rhea; cousin, Betty Halliburton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Alma Greene; brother-in-law, Larry "Butch" Greene; and sister-in-law, Carolyn "Jo" Greene Kirby.
He is survived by wife, Deloris Greene Rhea, Rockwood; daughters, Nancy Thompson (Dennis), Knoxville, and Kristie Bowman (Rick), Rockwood; son, Warren Rhea, Rockwood; grandchildren, Kayla McBath (Mike), Knoxville, Rheagan Thompson and fiancé Jalyn Stewart, Knoxville, and Steven Thompson and fiancé April Fadely, Bonifay, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Charlie Greene (Connie), Oliver Springs, and James Kirby, Rockwood; sisters-in-law, Wanda "Lynn" Riddle, Rockwood, and Sheila "Gayle" Greene, Houston, Texas; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Rockwood United Methodist Church. Masonic memorial service started at 7. Funeral followed with the Rev. David Lord officiating. Graveside was 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Rockwood United Methodist Church. Evans Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Roane County News from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2017