Orville Eugene Rhea, 74, passed away on Monday afternoon, March 16, 2020 in Greenville. Orville was born in Annona on February 10, 1946 the son of Orville R. and Ruby M. Rhea. He married Sarah Richardson on September 18, 1965 in Pecan Gap. Orville delivered medicine for Southwestern Drug & Bergen Brunswig Drug Company until retirement. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Ladonia and loved his family and sports.
Those left to cherish Orville’s memory are his wife of over 50 years, Sarah Rhea; daughter, Tammie Graham, and husband, Eddie; three grandchildren, Bradney Rhea Graham, Lyndsey & Matthew Tharp, and Ethan Graham; three great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Adelyn, and Jaxon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five sisters, Dorothy Smith, Lois Jackson, Eudora Peek, Billie Schrock, and Bettie Kennedy.
A memorial service will be scheduled for a later time.