Donald Dale Rhea, age 92, of Quincy and formerly of Taylor, MO, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 11:50 p.m. at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy.
Donald was born May 5, 1927 in Clayton, Illinois, the son of Liston and Wilma Severns Rhea. On June 16, 1948 he married Marcella Jean Ballow in Quincy. She survives.
Donald attended schools in Quincy. Donald served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1944 to 1947 on the Destroyer U.S.S. D.H. Fox. In 1951, he started working for the CB&Q Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe until he retired in 1989 after 38 years of service. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed square dancing, woodworking, and small farming. Donald also enjoyed baseball, and he was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Marcella, survivors include four daughters: Linda (Terry) Collins of Brookfield, MO; Pamela (Greg) Morris of Quincy; Debbie (Joe) Hamm of Quincy; and Kelly (Gary) Ragar of Taylor, MO; 13 grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Lou Peters of Quincy.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Donald Dale Rhea, Jr., a brother, Norman Rhea, and two sisters, Esther Follin and Ilene Tomlin.
Services: 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Lance Bonnell officiating.
Visitation: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Memorials: Blessing Hospice
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
So sorry, Debbie.
I'm so sorry for your loss Dale was a very special person and loved by all it just Breaks my heart Sending Prayer's to all I love each and everyone of you
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