Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Donald Lee Rhudy


May the good Lord watch over you, and may He give you His guidance, protection and care. May God ride by your side and bring you home safe to your loved ones.

On April 30, 2022, Donald Lee Rhudy rode his golden Harley through the pearly gates, only to be greeted by our Lord and Savior and his two granddaughters, Ashley Rhudy and Rudie Buchanan.

Left to mourn his loss will be his soul mate, best friend and wife of 60 years, Barbara Jane; his children, that promise to carry on the sounds of motorcycle mufflers, daughter, Kimberly and Tim Cline, son, Daniel and Wanda Rhudy; grandchildren, Sherrie Spoon, Hayley Buchanan, Dustin Rhudy, Jeremiah, Rhudy, Joshua Rhudy; nine great grandchildren with another due in June; brother, Earl and Pat Rhudy.

The family would like to thank WCSO, Jonesborough PD, Fire, Washington County EMS for coming to the aid of our sweet daddy.

It was daddy’s request for a motorcycle funeral. It was his request to have revving engines so loud the birds in heaven could hear them. If you have a bike, we are leaving Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to head over to his final resting place at Archer Cemetery on Hairetown Rd. Jonesborough, his last ride will go by his house for an engine revving.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Rhudy, Jeremiah Rhudy, Joshua Rhudy, Jonathan Buchanan, Henry Cole and Tim Cline. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Scalf, Marvin Archer, Allen Archer and Jason Spoon.

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Richard Cox
Such an awesome man. Always enjoyed our night visits while on Patrol. He was so good to all. LT and Kim my heart and wishes go out to you
Kelly Richardson
Danny, I’m so sorry about the loss of your father. I didn’t know about your loss till I spoke to Jerry. I’m sorry that I missed the funeral. I know your father to be a good family man, who raised a great son in you.
tammy surcey
danny sorry to hear of your dads passing may he rip no longer in pain my thoughts and prayers be with you and the family thur this
Jo Ann Foister
Danny, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers.
Susan Barnes
Jane I was so very to hear of Don's passing, he was a great guy. My heart and prayers are with and your family. Don will be missed by all who had ever met him.
Paul and Debbie Masters
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless You and give you strength for the days ahead. Love and Prayers.
Brandon Donna & Olivia Barnes
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We love you bunches.
Cindy Canter
So sorry to hear about your dad. I know him and Jerry are telling each other stories now! Jerry loved talking to him.
Clint Arnette
Don was a great man. He will be misses. Condolences to all his family and friends.
Helen Runion
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I'm praying to God to give you His comfort and strength for the days ahead.May God Bless you all.
Vicky Dowell Byrge
Dear Mrs. Jane, Danny, Kim and family, I haven't seen Mr. Don in many years, but I will always keep him in my heart. He always went out of his way to be loving and kind to me and I 'm eternally greatful for the few years he was in my life.I would love to have been able to have another conversation with him. Mrs. Jane,Danny,Kim and family again I am so sorry for your lose.No one will ever be able to take his place. Please know you will all be in my heart and prayers. With my deepest sympathy always . Vicky Dowell Byrge