Wayne Joseph “Pee Wee” Rhodes, age 85 of Decatur, died at 1:30 pm. Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Fairhavens Christian Village surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral mass will be 11:00 am. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. John Burnette as celebrant. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Burial with Military Rites by the Macon County Honor Guard will be in Macon County Memorial Park. If desired memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church (742 East Clay Decatur, Illinois 62521). Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Wayne was born in May of 1933 in Carlinville, Illinois, the youngest child of Charles and Genevieve Rhodes. He graduated from Carlinville High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was married to Anita Roembke in February of 1954 to November of 1971 and Donna Baker in October of 1975 to 1979. Wayne had an optimistic entrepreneurial spirit and helped others to advance. He was hard working, family oriented, a salesman and investor. He was a district manager for Fuller Brush Company, manager for U.P.S., A.L. Williams Securities and a senior director for Melaleuca. He enjoyed many things such as hunting, fishing, gardening, boating, roller skating and socializing, mostly loving on his family.
Surviving are his children, Brenda (Joseph) Eden of Decatur, Gail (David) Harrison of Roseville, California, Terry (Brenda) Rhodes of Decatur, Michele (Timothy) Hartman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Julie (Craig) Dickinson of Colorado Springs, Cory Rhodes of Springfield, Illinois, brothers, Emmett Rhodes of California, Loren (Rosemarie) Rhodes of Carlinville, Illinois, sister Audrey (Robert) Kates of Carlinville, sister-in-law, Marilyn Rhodes of Gillespie, Illinois, fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Kathleen Harms, brother, Dale Rhodes, brother-in-law, Wayne Harms and sister-in-law, Patricia Rhodes.
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