Bill Warner Rhoades, age 81, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional.

He was born July 2, 1938 in Wilkes County to Estel and Maie Barlow Rhoades. Mr. Rhoades was a US Army Veteran and a member of Hilltop Baptist Church. He enjoyed lawn mower, go-kart and drag racing. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bradley, Jim and Don Rhoades.

He is survived by his wife, Willa Hayes Rhoades; daughter, Elizabeth Rhoades Griffin and spouse William of North Wilkesboro; son, Gwyn Rhoades and spouse Donna of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Cody Griffin and spouse Jessica of Hays, Casey Reavis and spouse Daniel of Millers Creek; great grandchildren, Bailee Griffin, Christian Osborne, Carson Griffin, Sawyer Griffin, Emma Reavis; sister, Marie Mann of North Wilkesboro; and brother, Joe Rhoades and spouse Jean of North Wilkesboro.

Graveside service with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Mountlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Ronnie Gregory and Rev. Rodney Blake officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9956 or to Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

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