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Jerry Seaton Rhoades, 89, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017. He was born September 24, 1928 in Cleveland, Oklahoma, to Ronald and Irene (Seaton) Rhoades.

Jerry joined the Navy and was honorably discharged after a few years of service. After being discharged, Jerry hitch hiked from Pensacola, Florida back to Cleveland Oklahoma to marry the love of his life, Ellen Swaffar. He worked at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections where he retired. Jerry has been a member of Crosspointe Church since 1972 and had over 60 years of service in the ministry. He was also a senior minister of Crosspointe Church, teacher for the Believers Sunday School class and coordinator for the food pantry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ellen Rhoades; and two brothers. Jerry is survived by his three daughters; Karen Parish and husband David, Jerri O'rorke and husband Audie, Margie Smith and husband Gary, and one son, Richard Paul Rhoades and wife Nancy; Nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., December 26, 2017 at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Crosspointe Church in Norman, with interment following at Stroud Cemetery in Stroud, Oklahoma.

Arrangements for Jerry and his family were placed in the care of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.
Published on December 23, 2017
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