Jay Rhue

July 13, 1937 - September 07, 2023

Visitation: No

Service: Interment service in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery Chapel, Saturday, September 16, at 12 Noon.

Jay Rhue of Osprey Point, Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully, September 07, 2023.

He was the son of John Emmett & Kathleen Laughinghouse Rhue of Vanceboro, North Carolina.

He entered the US Navy at age 17 and served proudly for 22 years.

He was an E8 Senior Chief. He served in Vietnam 1965 to 1966 on USS Annapolis AGMR1.

He also served on the USS Opportune ARS41 Diving Ship that picked up astronauts from the ocean after their space mission.

He served with Karl Brasher the diver from the Men of Honor fame.

He served our Nation’s shipyards in Norfolk, Virginia and Mayport, Florida.

He was a volunteer Bingo worker at St. Pius X Catholic Church Norfolk, VA many years.

He was an usher at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

He delivered food to the homeless Shelter Jax Beach many years.

Knights of Columbus Brother Council No. 5535 Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Mr. Rhue is survived by wife Rita and four sons: Jeffrey, his wife Leslie, of Va. Beach, VA. Patrick, Bart, and Kevin. Also, four grandchildren, Elizabeth Merce, (Scott), Ashley, Holly and grandson Jake and great granddaughter Abi Merce.

Interment service will be held at Christ Our Redeemer Chapel on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12 PM (noon), with full Military Honors.

Professional arrangements entrusted to Devlin Funeral Home, Inc.

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  • Jeff Rhue

    Dad, the world will miss your humor, work ethic, and common sense. So honored to be a son for 58 years. God Bless You in Heaven. Love, Jeff

  • Emanuel Varela

    To know J was a gift from God I feel fortunate I knew J and I will me him greatly

  • Rita Rhue

    Jay Rhue was a good husband and father. He would help anyone. He loved God and Family and the United States Of America 🇺🇸⚓️ ♥️


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