Wayne Henry Rhoades, age 84, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017.
He was born in Jackson Township to his loving parents, Marvin and Marvene Rhoades, on Aug. 24, 1932.
He graduated from Jackson Township High School and married the love his life, Coralee (Huffer) Rhoades, on June 23, 1951. They shared 65 wonderful years of marriage.
Wayne was known as the man who could fix anything and was especially talented when it came to fixing family cars, as well as tractors.
He worked for Hill Implement for 12 years and then DuPont for 26 years.
Wayne loved music and had perfect pitch when singing his favorite gospel songs.
More than anything in the world, Wayne loved his family.
Wayne is preceded in death by his loving parents, as well as his brother, Marion “Babe” Rhoades.
Left to mourn the loss of this wonderful man are his devoted wife, Coralee Rhoades; as well as his children, Michael (Mary) Rhoades of Laurelville, Vicki (Tom) Mountain of McArthur, Wayne (Pam) Rhoades of Circleville and Katie (James) Richardson of Circleville. Also left to mourn are his granddaughters, Lauren Reeser, Jenna Reeser and Sierra Richardson; as well as his sister, Vera Steinhauser. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Minnie.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, with visitation one hour prior and Chaplain Jim Ferrell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Partners for Paws, P.O. Box 282, Circleville, Ohio 43113, in Wayne’s honor.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a personal memory or condolence with the family
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal