Robert Denton Rhoades, age 86, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at his residence rural Herrick, Illinois.
Graveside services will be Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ramsey Township, Fayette County, Illinois with Leon Goff officiating. Military rites at the ceremony will be provided by Ramsey American Legion, of which Robert was a member.
Robert Rhoades was born Monday, January 4, 1932 in Brownstown, Illinois the son of Ozias Denton and Nellie Mae (maiden name Beck) Rhoades. Robert was reared on the family farm southwest of Cowden, Illinois, and he attended Valley School. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army and was previously an operating engineer with Local 965 Operating Engineers of Springfield, Illinois.
Robert Rhoades married Alice Faye Paradee on July 6, 1960 in Vandalia, Illinois, she survives him along with Son: Robert “Junior” (Karen) Rhoades of Herrick, Illinois; Daughters: Sheila (Bill) Myers of Beecher City, Illinois; Brenda (Bill) Beeson of Beecher City, Illinois; Donna (Carl) McKittrick of Herrick, Illinois; 13 Grandchildren; 27 Great-Grandchildren; and one Great-Great-Grandson. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, brother David Rhoades, half-brother Glen Sturgeon, and a daughter Patty Sue Rhoades, who died in infancy.