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Robert L. Rhea, 83
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Robert L. Rhea, 83, was born Aug. 5, 1937 and passed away Dec. 13 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville following an extended illness.

A retired nursery worker at Forest Nursery and member of Central Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Eugene and Lizzie Rhea. He was married to Judy Eloise Lorance. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by father-in-law and mother-in-law Arthur and Irene Lorance, sister and brother-in-law Oma Jean and Jimmy Norrod, and two brothers-in-law, Roy Edward Lorance and Billy Lorance.

Mr. Rhea is survived by brother-in law and sister-in-law Michael and Joanna Lorance of McMinnville, several nieces and nephews also survive.

A private graveside service will be held with the family at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Warren County. There will be no service or visitation at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 16, 2020