Howard Elton Rhea, Sr., 75, of Muskogee passed away September 26 in Tulsa. He was born March 29, 1945 in Okemah, OK the son of Wright Rhea and Flossie Rhea (Brand). He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Howard married Gloria Sisco on October 13, 1964 in Waynesville, MO. He worked for the City of Muskogee for 33 years before retiring. Howard was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved his family and his truck.
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Howard Rhea Sr. is survived by his wife Gloria Rhea, daughter Deborah Rhea and granddaughter Willow Rhea of the home; Son Stephen Rhea and wife Jamie Rhea and granddaughter Kastin Rhea of Coweta OK; granddaughter Cierra Rhea and great-grandchildren Averie and Parker and grandson Cody Rhea all of Muskogee, OK; Brothers Houston Rhea and David Rhea of Muskogee; sister Judy Dodd of NM; Sister Joyce Russell of Warner, OK; Sister Sharon Smith of Oktaha, OK; Brother Dennis Sisco of Cleora, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter Renee Rhea and son Howard Rhea Jr.
Howard Rhea Sr. was proceeded in death by his parents Wright Smith Rhea and Flossie Rhea; and brother Wright Smith Rhea Jr. of Muskogee, OK.
Viewing will be Sunday, October 4th, 2020 Lescher Millsap Funeral Home 2801 Chandler Road Muskogee, OK
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, October 5, 2020 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery located at 1423 Cemetery Road Fort Gibson, OK 74434 with Justin Kinman officiating. Services under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.