American Veteran 04

Mr. Claude A. Rhanes

February 7, 2024

Mr. Claude Rhanes Obituary

Mr. Claude Alfred Rhanes of Tampa, FL passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 with Rev. Dr. Brett Snowden, Pastor of Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Officiating.

Claude Alfred Rhanes was born September 8, 1943, in Tampa, Florida. He was a proud graduate of Middleton High School. Shortly after graduation, he served in the U.S Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Prior to his retirement, he was a Warehouse Receiver at Sysco. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends (many who he remained in contact with throughout the years from high school). In addition, he loved cooking, going to the Derby Lane Greyhound Track, cheering on the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Lakers, and listening to a variety of music.

He was preceded in death by his parents Simeon Sr. and Mary Elizabeth; matriarchal caregiver aunt Sadie; son Allan; and siblings Simeon Jr., Janet, and Ronald.

He leaves behind to honor his legacy through his wife Gloria; children La Fawn, Eric (Shanta), Brian (Pachovia) and Taria (Eric); grandchildren La Keisha (Bryant), Eboni (Ty), Paul, Emani, Emara, Reuben Jr., Jada, and Karter; great grandchildren Tyce, Tatum, Emerson, and Tracee; siblings Melvin, Betty, Donald, and Linda; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The wife and children of Claude would like to give thanks to those who provided special care and attention over the past several months leading up to his passing on February 7, 2024: members of the AccentCare Hospice team; niece Angela; and neighbors Catherine, Roslyn, and Lavon.

Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mr. Claude A. Rhanes, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Mr. Claude A. Rhanes?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Mr. Claude's memory.


Celebration of Life Memorial Service
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Video is available for this event


© 2024 Ray Williams Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility