Russell Eugene Rhoades

Born: Sun., Jun. 5, 1955
Died: Wed., Apr. 29, 2020

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Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Russell Eugene Rhoades

    Russell Eugene Rhoades, 64, of Chillicothe, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2020 at Adena Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on June 5, 1955, in Chillicothe, the son of the late Charles E. and Irene (Mace) Rhoades.

    Russell is survived by his son, Rusty (Junielyn) Rhoades, of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Dillian Rhoades, Destinee Gilbert, Hailey Rhoades, Lilianna Rhoades, and Liam Russell Rhoades; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Josey Rhoades and Ellie and Maddox Gilbert; siblings, John Lloyd (Michelle) Rhoades, Billie Jo Rhoades, Cindy Copper, and Sharon Hahn; and numerous other special family members and friends whom he cherished.

    In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by his siblings, Sandy Rhodes, Tina Masters, and Bobbi Hossum.

    Russell was a 1973 graduate of Zane Trace High School and retired from Manna Pro in Circleville after 35 years of service. He was known as a hardworking and dedicated family man. Russell was also a talented musician and was a natural on various instruments including the banjo and guitar. He enjoyed woodworking and repairing cuckoo clocks.  

       A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 2 at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Pastor John Rhoades officiating. There will be no public calling hours. Condolences and floral gifts can be made on Russell’s online guest registry at

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Melody Hailer & Lonnie Masters
   Posted Sat May 02, 2020
To the Rhoade's Family,

Your Family is in our Prayers, Was very sad to hear about Russell . He was a very nice young man and very polite , He did a great job of playing the Banjo and guitar.and singing. He will be miss by all the people that knew him.

Karen & Neil Coey Tommy & Melodye Coey
   Posted Sun May 03, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about Russ passing. He was pretty quiet in school. I always liked him as a fellow 1973 class mate. When you go to school with someone for 12 years you feel a special bond even though no contact since school. And a respect as a fellow musician. Tommy always loved playing banjo with him Our prayers are with you. Blessings🙏🏼
Karen (Fraley) & Neil Coey & Tommy & Melodye (Fraley) Coey

Douglas Martin
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
My heartfelt Condolences to everyone.

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