Rhodes Ignatious Styron, 70, died Jan. 2 in his residence on Ocracoke.  Born Dec. 14, 1944, “Iggy,” as he was known, worked at many restaurants and motels on the island throughout his life.  He was active in the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church.

He was a son of the late Floyd and Rita Styron, Sr., also of Ocracoke, and was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Thomas Styron and an aunt, Irma Styron Foster.

He is survived by a nephew, Christopher Styron of Key West, Fla., a niece, Darlene Styron, wife of Ernest Doshier, Ocracoke; a great-nephew, Floyd Alan Doshier, Ocracoke; a cousin, Virginia Austin, Ocracoke.

In addition to many cousins off the island, he leaves behind many close friends on the island.  He was good at cooking and baking desserts for restaurants and took pride in that skill.  He also would sit  at the Community Store to people watch and would talk to a lot of visitors.

A memorial celebration will be held at 1 p.m. April 17 in the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church, Lighthouse Road.  Burial will be at the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the Ocracoke Health Center staff and Dare County Hospice for all they did during Iggy’s illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church, who is assisting the family with arrangements; 252-928-9001.

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