Michael Lee Rhoads

November 15, 1953 - March 14, 2023

Michael Lee Rhoads

Michael Lee Rhoads, 69, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at his home. The Daviess County native was born November 15, 1953, to the late Herman and Floena Brown Rhoads. Michael graduated from Daviess County High School (class of 1971) and attended the Owensboro Business College. Although being very intelligent and talented, his temperament and mechanical inclinations pointed more towards carpentry and a “hands on” education. He eventually started a construction company with his father and sister and began building homes, being ahead of his time with the concept of subdivisions. Later, Michael was employed at OMU locating utility lines before he retired in 2009. As a very generous and thoughtful person, Michael put his family before himself. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and of course, carpentry.


In addition to his parents, Michael also was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Dutton.


Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 48 years, Maxine Rhoads; sons, Mike Rhoads and Nick (Misty) Rhoads; daughter, Cindy Rhoads, all of Owensboro; granddaughters, Michelle Lawson, Alex Moran, Chris Griffith and Angel Griffith, Mercy Rhoads, Tia Rhoads, Savannah Rhoads, and Allison Rhoads; and three great grandchildren.


The funeral will be noon Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 9:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.


Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Heritage Baptist Church, 3585 Thruston-Dermont Rd. Owensboro, KY 42303.


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