Dave Rhone Passes Away

    A local member of the Greatest Generation and the man responsible for many developments in Wichita Falls has died. Dave Rhone passed away Tuesday. Dave Rhone was 85 years old. He was born south of Bowie December 2, 1926, and graduated from Bowie High in 1943. Just two years later, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served for three years before being discharged.
    Rhone was one of 7 boys in his family who fought during World War Two, and all 7 made it back home safely after their tours of duty.
    This is what Rhone had to say about that service back in February 2010 when he was honored as a member of the Greatest Generation.
     "We know what we have here and we think it's worth defending. And willing to give up what it takes in our life to be a part of the service that does do that," said Rhone.
    Rhone was the founder of Rhone Building Corporation in Wichita Falls which he managed with his son David. Over the past 50 years, he's built and developed homes and land in many areas throughout Texoma.
    Rhone's funeral will be held Saturday at 1p.m. at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Friday at Owens and Brumley Funeral Home from 6"30 to 8 p.m. Rhone will be laid to rest in the Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
    Rhone and his wife Dorothy were married for more than 50 years. He also leaves behind 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

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