Glen K. Rhoades, age 72, of Windfall, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. Glen was born in Monticello, KY on June 15, 1947 to his parents Roy Lee & Opal (Bowlin) Rhoades.
Glen married Barbara (Simmons) in 1972. They shared 34 years of marriage and had three children together. Glen worked for Chrysler for 30 years before retiring in 2001.
Glen was most proud of the time he served his country as a United States Marine. He served in the Vietnam War at 18 years old serving from March of 1966 – March of 1969. He carried so much of that experience through his entire life and fought those demons every day. He worked as an Ontos crewman driving and working on tanks. He was a member of the Howard County Veterans Association and the American Legion Post 46.
If you knew Glen, you know he was opinionated and often outspoken, but to know him was to love him. He was a proud Dad and Grandfather, even though he often had a hard time showing it. He fought a long hard battle with his illness and in the end, his sons were by his side.
Glen enjoyed watching old westerns; among his favorites were Bonanza, Rifleman, and Gun Smoke and listening to bluegrass music. He could often be found driving around town in his golf cart. He enjoyed being outside and fishing.
Those left to carry on Glen’s legacy of love are his Sons Travis (Melissa) Rhoades and Trent (Mandy) Rhoades; Grandchildren Jalen Rhoades, Dylan Rhoades, Wyatt Rhoades, Lauren Lassiter-Rhoades, Rhiannon Abney, Isabelle Abney, Izaak Schwartz, Hanna Michael, and Bristol Michael; Brothers Randall (Robin) Rhoades and Jack Rhoades; Niece Myra Stewart; and Nephews Brandon Stewart and Scott Rhoades.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents Roy Lee and Opal Vandiver, and his Daughter Amy Rhoades.
A funeral service celebrating Glen’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:30pm at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, located at 314 N. Main St. in Tipton with Pastor Pete McGuire officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the funeral home. A private burial will take place the following day at Marion National Cemetery.
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