John Rhyne Jr., 68, of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011. The son of John Sr. and Kathleen (Ramsey) Rhyne, John was born May 25, 1942 in Belmont, North Carolina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army receiving the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. On January 28, 1967, he and Carmen Cathey were united in marriage in Watson, Oklahoma. Shortly thereafter, John and Carmen moved to California where John began working for McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Manufacturing as an Engineering Draftsman. After retirement, He and Carmen moved back to McCurtain County. He was a member of the Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Broken Bow. John enjoyed watching Nascar racing and time shared with his family, especially The light of his life, Gabriella, his granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Rhyne; mother-in-law, Lora Cathey; sister-in-law, Connie Cathey; two brothers-in-law, Guy Harris and Robert Perry, two nephews and one niece. John leaves to cherish his love, his beloved wife Carmen, of the home; one son, Steve Rhyne and his wife, Vicki, of Broken Bow; one granddaughter, Gabriella of Broken Bow; two sisters, Ann Harris of Homeland, CA, Elizabeth Perry of Hemet, CA; father-in-law, Floyd Cathey of Broken Bow; sister-in-law, Loretta Wilson and her husband, Tommy, of Broken Bow; brother-in-law, Noel Cathey of Broken Bow; special friends, Ray and Sue VanSluis of Orange, CA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, special caregivers, nurses and his church family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Broken Bow Cemetery.Memorials:In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS foundation in honor of Mr. John Rhyne Jr. Contributions may be mailed to ALS Foundation for Life , PO Box 96 , Natick, MA 01760, [email protected]Cemetery:Broken Bow CemeteryVisitation:A family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brumley Funeral Home.Service:Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Broken Bow Cemetery. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John C. Rhyne Jr., please visit our floral store.