Paul T. Rhoads, 83, of Hillsboro, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center.

He was born in Hillsboro on May 4, 1936, the son of the late Virgil and Edna (Tolle) Rhoads.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Lee “Billie” (Durst) Rhoads on June 27, 2000; and his brother, Charles Rhoads.

Paul retired from Hudson Drilling. He served in the Ohio National Guard and was a member of the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church.

Paul is survived by his sons, Donald (Nancy) Rhoads of Hillsboro and Richard Rhoads of Hillsboro; two grandchildren, Gregory (Jessica) Rhoads of Hillsboro and Stephanie Rhoads of Hillsboro; three great-grandchildren, Cohen and Camden Rhoads and Miles Malone; a brother, David (Lyn) Rhoads of Delphos; a sister, Mary Lois Burnett of Marion, Ind.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Bob Newby of Hillsboro; a special friend, Leona Roberts of Winchester; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Hillsboro Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Hospice of Hope.

Thompson Funeral Home is taking care of the family. To sign the online guest book, visit