John “Jack” Louis Rhoads passed away September 9, 2021, surrounded by family. He was 79 years old.
Jack was born in Litchfield, Ill., the son of Bernard John and Mary Jane (Kinney) Rhoads, and spent most of his life in Morrisonville, Ill. He proudly served his country in the Illinois National Guard/U.S. Air Force achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant until his retirement, and then worked for Country Insurance for the latter part of his life. He graduated from Morrisonville High School and attended Michigan State University.
Jack was a member of St Maurice Catholic Church, and later St. Timothy’s Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Morrisonville Knights of Columbus (Past Grand Knight), Morrisonville American Legion (Past Commander), Morrisonville Community Club (Past President), and Morrisonville Village Board (Trustee for 20 years), and many other organizations.
He was married to his wife Barbara (Dougherty) Rhoads for nearly 54 years. They had three children, Bernie (Missi) of Platte City, Mo., Randy (Kate) of Ashburn, V.A., Aimee (Ken) of Chatham, Ill.; ten grandchildren, Lexie, Katie, Ally, Evan, Trey, Jaxon, Jimmy, Fletch, Connor, and Mia, with whom he spent much time having fun and creating memories. The last several years of Jack’s life were spent in The Villages, Fla. where he enjoyed many outdoor activities with friends and family.
He is also survived by his sisters, Barbara (Harley) Cole of St. Charles, Mo., and Terry (Larry) Haare of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Raymond, Richard, and Joseph.
Jack was beloved by so many friends and family and will be dearly missed here on earth, but we all know that Heaven will be rocking while welcoming him home!
Visitation & Funeral Mass: The family will receive guests from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th Street, Morrisonville, Ill. 62546. Rev. John Burnette will serve as celebrant.
Inurnment with military honors will follow the mass at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.
The family would appreciate any donations being made to The Morrisonville American Legion Post #721, 607 Ricks Street, Morrisonville, Ill. 62546.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Jack, or offer condolences to his family.