Donald Eugene Rhoads
Donald Eugene Rhoads

October 20, 1933 - February 6, 2018
Born in Massillon, Ohio
Resided in Warren, OH
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Donald E. Rhoads, 84, of Warren, OH died February 6, 2018 at Gillette Nursing Home. He was born October 20, 1933 in Massillon, OH, a son of the late Clyde Lloyd Rhoads and Irene Wagner Rhoads.

He married Mary Reed Rhoads on October 7, 1951 and they enjoyed 56 years together until her passing on July 6, 2008.

Donald began his career at the Timken Company in North Canton as a machinist. After relocating to Warren, he worked as a teacher at Warren G. Harding High School in the Machine Shop. From there he was employed at Packard Electric as a supervisor in the Tool and Die department and also taught the machine trade apprentice program. After retirement from Packard Electric in 1993, Donald taught machine trades at the Kent State University, Salem branch.

In his younger years, Donald had a passion for hunting and fishing and in his later years he and his wife enjoyed traveling by motor home to nearly all fifty states with the exception of Oregon and Hawaii. Donald loved the Lord and was a lifetime member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church. It was an important aspect of his life as evidenced by how he opened his home to his children, grandchildren and their friends.

His memories will be cherished by two sons: Steven (Diane) Rhoads of Champion, OH and Donald (Tammy) Rhoads of Niles, OH; three daughters: Pamela (Larry) Curry of Cleveland, OH, Cindy Miller of Warren, OH and Christine (Jim) DeSavigny of Cherry Valley, OH; nineteen grandchildren, forty-four great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren along with a brother, Ken (Patricia) Rhoads of Massillon, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary L. Rhoads, a daughter, Mary Jane Rhoads and a son, Clyde Andrew Rhoads.

Funeral services will be held at the Otterbein Methodist Church, 1128 State Road, Champion, and OH on Tuesday 2-13-18 at 1:00PM. Friends may call at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home on Monday 2-12-18 from 6:00 to 8:00PM and again at the church on Tuesday from 12 Noon until service time, 1 hour prior to the service.

This obituary may be viewed and condolences left online at carlwhall.com

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Visitation
Carl W. Hall Funeral Home
533 North Park Ave
Warren, OH USA 44481
Monday, February 12, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visitation
Otterbein Methodist Church
1128 State Road NW
Warren, OH 44481
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Service
Otterbein Methodist Church
1128 State Road NW
Warren, OH 44481
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1:00 PM