the key west citizenAugust 18, 2018


WINTER HAVEN – Rex Rhoades passed away in the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland on August 14, 2018.

Rex was born in Washington, DC on November 25, 1946 to Taylor and Virginia Rhoades. He graduated from the University of South Florida and worked for Polk State College in Winter Haven for the past 11 years. Prior to moving to Winter Haven, Rex was a resident of Key West, FL where he worked as a produce manager.

Rex Is survived by his brothers and their wives, John and Susan of Rock Hill, SC and Bill and of Raleigh, NC as well as by their children, Joel Allen, Taylor Rhoades, Jeremy Rhoades, Ginny Rhoades and Matt Rhoades. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Taylor Rhoades and Virginia Rhoades.

Rex’s wishes were to be cremated and to have a Celebration of Life to be held later in the year in Winter Haven. Memorials in Rex’s name to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805.