Joseph “Joe” Rhoden, 87, of Macclenny died Sunday, May 20 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville following an extended illness. He had resided in Baker County and Macclenny all his life. He was the son of the late Riley Rhoden and Nettie Johns Rhoden, and was married to his late wife Aline for 62 years. He worked for Florida Power and Light and retired as an office supervisor after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Macclenny Church of God, an Army veteran of World War II, a former Baker County commissioner, a member of the IBEW union for 60 years, and loved to deer and turkey hunt with his family.
Mr. Rhoden is survived by children Riley (Kathy) Rhoden of Macclenny, Angie (Harold) Griffis of Glen St. Mary, Jody (Lisa) Rhoden of Tampa and Dan (Kathy) Rhoden of Leesburg; sister Violet “Boggie” Rhoden of Macclenny; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.