McMinnville resident Jewell Rhea, 82, died June 15 at his home after an extended illness.
A nursery worker with Warren County Nursery for 50 years and a member of Missionary Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Walter and Ocie Mae Rhea and was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Jo Johnson Rhea; grandchildren, Robert Bratcher and Cynthia Jewell Bonner; and sister, Emma Gladys Smith.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah C. and Jimmy Bonner, Frances E. and James Bratcher, all of McMinnville; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Rhea, Wallace and Lisa Rhea, all of McMinnville; sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce Patrick, Walter Mae and Evertt Grissom of McMinnville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Suell and Joan Rhea, James and Betty Rhea, all of McMinnville; grandchildren, Helen Bonner, Jimmy Bonner Jr., Felix Jewell Bratcher, Kimberly Locke, Harley Rhea, Brittany Rhea, and Wallace Jewell Rhea Jr.; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Tony Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until time of service today at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home.
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 17, 2011