Dean Rhea, Rural Retreat Former High School Football Coach Is Dead

Dean Rhea Obituary

Dean Rhea Obituary – Death

It is with a big sense of loss and deep regret that we have learnt of the sudden and unexpected passing away of a rare gem and an icon, Dean Rhea. The deceased who was Rural Retreat Former High School Football Coach, The deceased, Rhea was the Steers’ 24-year-old head football and baseball coach.

Obituary – Death, Cause Of Death

The deceased, Rhea, aged 66 years breathed his last on Saturday night, the 12th of February, 2022, in a hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee, after he had developed pneumonia not quite long after struggling  with COVID-19. He was first said to have undergone kidney transplant and had some cancer.

Biography Of The Deceased

The rare gem and icon Rhea made the Rural Retreat program shine during his 18 year coaching tenure from 1986 to year 2003. Even as one of the smallest schools in the Hogoheegee District, the Rural Retreat cruised to a 135-66 record under  the control and supervision of Rhea with 11 postseason trips during the era when region playoffs included just four teams.

Tributes And Condolences

We extend sincere and most heartfelt condolences to the family friends, and well wishers, we ask that God almighty grant the soul of the deceased repose in his bosom. And pardon all the shortcomings and excesses. May his Gentle and loving soul rest peacefully.

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