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Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell
Friday February 18th, 2022
12:00pm - 12:30pm

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Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell
Friday February 18th, 2022

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John Clint Rhoderick

John Clint Rhoderick of Plainwell, MI went to be with his Lord on Feb. 13, 2022, with family by his side. John was 91 years old. He was born in Jasonville, Indiana on February 6, 1931, to Clint and Florence (Fletcher) Rhoderick. After the family moved to Michigan in 1940, John would return to Indiana to visit his cousins.  On one of those visits in 1951, John met Mary Love of Clay City, Indiana. Upon returning to Plainwell, he proudly announced to his mom that he had met the woman he would marry, which he did in1954. John served his Country in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 20 years. He served multiple tours in both the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. After retiring from the Corps, he worked as an instructor in the Allegan County Vocational Technology Program until he permanently retired in 1999.  John and Mary attended the First Baptist Church in Plainwell where John continued his life of service to others by teaching Sunday School and driving the Church bus.  John also took much pleasure in spending time with his two granddaughters.

John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; his son John Rhoderick; his daughter Carol (Bob) Brown; two granddaughters: Capt. Amanda (Capt. Tyler) Millard and Margaret (Jake) Green; his siblings: Barb (Dave) McBride, Leola (Rodger) Parker and Lina (Charlie) Oxender as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: George Rhoderick, Dale Rhoderick, Phyllis Parmalee and Mickey Gene Rhoderick.

Visit with family and friends on Friday, February 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell.  A Funeral Service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the same location.

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So very sorry for your loss of John. My deepest sympathy from a former neighbor.

Mary Ross Sprow Feb 19 2022 8:49 PM

We will miss John. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Mary, Carol, Bob, Margaret, Jake, Amanda and Tyler. We so enjoyed his company over the years. Such a great smile.

Linda and Dave Samulski Feb 17 2022 1:50 PM

What a truly good man John was, and he without a doubt heard the precious words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ say "Well done thy good and faithful servant ".

Paul Grimm Feb 17 2022 12:45 PM

So sorry to hear about John's passing. Our prayers are with you, Mary, and the family. I will never forget John's encouragement to me in the ministry. His hours spent driving the bus and picking up children for Awana, Sunday School, and VBS. His energy bounding up the stairs at church on Sunday morning as he was getting ready to head out to the bus. His, "How are you doing today, Ron?" Then he would reach out for my hand and have a word of prayer with me. We will miss him, but we will see him again, soon!

Thank you, John, for your love for the Lord and your service for Him!

Ron Lane Feb 17 2022 12:21 PM

I really appreciated John. He was always warm and chatty with me and I know he prayed for my family. May God comfort you, Mary' and the rest of your family.

Steve and Becky Swope Feb 16 2022 3:45 PM