Robert "BO" Rhea

Born on July 3, 1942

Departed on September 22, 2019 and resided in Ashland City, TN

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Robert “Bo” Rhea – 77, passed away on September 22, 2019 in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Rhea is preceded in death by his parents, Burt Richard Rhea, Mary Pipkin Rhea; sister, Lois McCord; brothers, Bud Rhea, Edward “Toots” Bringe, and Elmer “Boxie” Bringe
Survived by his daughters Mary Jean Williams (Ken), Johanna Michelle Rhea Mangrum, Susan Lois Rhea Ellis (Brian); grandchildren, Kenneth Williams, Jr., Cindy E. Williams, Jessica Mangrum, James Mangrum, III, Annabelle Ellis, Brianna Ellis, Claire Ellis; sisters, Mary Martha Miller, Edna Motes, and beloved friend, June Pace and Family.
Mr. Rhea retired from the Ford Glass Company and was part of the UAW Local 737. Bo also was a three time Golden Gloves Champion and was a very avid golfer.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 with at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City, TN. Pallbearers include: Brian Ellis, Ken Williams, Kenneth William, Jr., James Mangrum, III.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions May be made to Friendship Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 6200 Pennsylvania Ave., Nashville, TN 37209.

11 Comments to Robert "BO" Rhea

  1. Cynthia A Fulton
    September 23, 2019 7:59 pm

    So hate to hear about Bro. Bo’s passing..I seen him several times at TN oncology as I went for my treatments..He was a sweet man and he will be truly missed by myself and Sister Eva Hayes..We will miss our ” group Hugs””. Fly high Bro. Bo, God is waiting with open arms…
    My heart Goes out to the family and Miss June..
    My Dad worked with Bud Rhea way back when in the Roofing business..I met Bud and Bo when I was a child..God bless you all and prayers for peace and comfort!!

  2. Dean Chapman
    September 24, 2019 12:54 pm

    I had the honor of pastoring brother Bo for 9 and 1/2 years. There is not a more precious ,tender hearted spirit toward the needs of others ,especially children. I also had the distinct honor a baptizing him. He loved life ,family ,and golf ; and a good day of cards with his sidekick Ken. Lol (when he was winning). I would always get after him about talking down about himself, his lack of education and past. Bo Rhea was a great man , not only in my book , but my entire family loved him. We will meet again my Brother! Prayers of peace and comfort for the family.

    • Susan Ellis
      September 24, 2019 5:18 pm

      Would you be able or willing to preach his funeral?

      • Dean Chapman
        September 24, 2019 11:11 pm

        If needed. I’m sure I could work something out on my job. Give me a call sometime tomorrow morning and I’ll see what I can do. 615-542-4528. Thanks

      • Dean Chapman
        September 24, 2019 11:19 pm

        Sorry it was so late seeing this. I just happened to get on here to read the obituary again. Please give me a call sometime tomorrow morning so I’ll know for sure what I can work out. It would be my pleasure to help in any way possible. 615-542-4528.

  3. Paulette Brown and Gary Brown
    September 24, 2019 12:58 pm

    We are sadden by the Passing of Bo “We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through your grief. We send you thoughts of comfort and the love of God heal you as the burden in your heart folds
    May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us

  4. Buddy and carolyn moon
    September 24, 2019 2:23 pm

    Bro bo you will truely be missed, you were a huge part of our church family.

  5. Ronald Campbell
    September 24, 2019 5:39 pm

    You will be missed by YOUR friends at the Ashland City Senior Center.

    Ron Campbell

  6. Cynthia " Cindy Ware" Wilson- Fulton
    September 24, 2019 9:43 pm

    You are so welcome honey..You would remember me as Cindy Ware, Debbie!
    God bless your family..I will come to Visitation on Thursday..

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