the key west citizenAugust 18, 2018


Rex Rhoades, 71, passed away in the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.

Rex was born in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 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, Florida, where he worked as a produce manager.

Rex is survived by his brothers and their wives, John and Susan of Rock Hill, South Carolina and Bill and Beth of Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805.