On the afternoon of Saturday, June 19, 2021, Mr. Louis Edward Rhom, age 53 of Marion, made the peaceful transition from this life to eternal rest. The son of Wayne Edward Rhom of Nebo and Linda Rhom of Lenior, Louis was born on September 01, 1967.
Having had a heart the size of the moon, Louis took great joy in being able to help other people wherever he could. He had several hobbies, his favorite being able to watch NASCAR. Louis had an unending love for his family, especially his grandbabies He truly was a friend to all and considered a hero by many. Louis touched the hearts of many different people over the course of his brief time on this earth, and his passing has saddened his family more than words can describe, but there is peace and comfort in knowing his legacy and memory will live on for generations to come.
Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents, James Howard and Nettie Rhom, and maternal grandparents, Leonard and Zula Williams.
Left behind to cherish his precious memories are his father, Wayne Rhom and wife Doris of Nebo, his mother Linda Rhom of Lenior, and the love of his life, whom he was married to for over 37 years, Lorretta Tyo Rhom, their three children, Julie, David and Jason Rhom, three siblings, Jerry Rhom (Sandra), Tony Rhom (Wilma) and Kathy Ward (Michael Wright), all of Marion. He also leaves behind two precious granddaughters, Isabella and Gabriella Hernandez, as well as his best friend and “brother from another mother” James Rathbone, and numerous friends and coworkers from Crane Resistoflex.
A funeral service to celebrate Louis’ life will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Reverend Steven Painter officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Murphy's Chapel Cemetery.
Flowers are welcomed and appreciated, however, those wishing to make memorial donations in Louis’ honor are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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