Alvia Rhoden Jr.

June 6, 1927December 14, 2018

Alvia Rhoden Jr. (“Al”), Jacksonville, Florida passed away on December 14, 2018. He was born on June 6, 1927, in Jacksonville, Florida to parents Alvia and Roma Rhoden. He was predeceased by older brother Clyde Rhoden. He is survived by Gloria, his wife of 69 years, children Cathy Gooding (David) and Cindy Hogan (Robby), grandchildren Michael Hogan (Daphne), Sara Thompson (Joshua), Missy Stachitas (Ted), John Gooding (Heather), Matt Hogan, and Michelle Hogan, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Al lived in Jacksonville most of his life and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and attended business college. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville for 50 years, serving as Sunday school teacher, deacon, and on several committees, including finance and benevolence. He served in the US Navy, worked at Winn Dixie Stores for 35 years and after his retirement, Al worked as co-owner of Union 700 Warehouse for 40 years. He loved his family dearly and committed his life to serving the Lord. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Ortega Campus, on Tuesday, December 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with a reception immediately following the service. There will be a private burial at Jacksonville National Cemetery. HARDAGE-GIDDENS EDGEWOOD CHAPEL, 729 Edgewood Ave. S., Jacksonville, FL 32205 is serving the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Reception Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Geneva Anderson

December 16, 2018

You all will be in our prayers at this difficult time. I will always treasure memories of your family.
Geneva Anderson

Jo Anne McKinney

December 15, 2018

Our families had some great times together. Mr. Rhoden, Daddy will be looking for you to see what you two can get into next. You were a dear friend to him and one of the last to see him before his death. Mother and I will keep your family in our prayers.

Larry Tremaroli

December 15, 2018

Gloria and family - So very sorry to hear about Al's home-going. May The good Lord and Heavenly Father God be with you at this time, and bless you with all the beautiful memories within your HEARTS!!! Cindy & I were blessed to have known you both at First Baptist Church Jacksonville.

Helen Blount

December 15, 2018

It was a privilege to know Al - he loved the Lord and he was full of wit and charm. My love to the family at this great lost. He will always to be remembered as a great man.