John Ralph Spallone

June 7, 1959March 16, 2019

John R. Spallone, age 59, of Rossville, passed away on March 16, 2019 at his home. He was wonderful brother and a great friend to all that knew him. He was employed by U.S. Express in their aviation operations for over 30 years. John had a kind heart and a ready smile and loved all his family and friends. He was kind, generous and would help anyone if he could. John will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his dad John S. Spallone, mother Marie C. Spallone, and brother Anthony P. Spallone. John is survived by his two sisters Esther Marino and Rosanne (Roe) Tucker, nephews Anthony Spallone, Mark Marino, and Scott Marino and his niece Cherie Spallone. He had great nieces and nephews whom he also loved very much. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harold McClure officiating. Family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family would ask you to donate to the American Heart Association. Please share your memories of John with the family at Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 29, 2019

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Edna Quarles

March 30, 2019

The one that got away. What a awesome guy. He called me eggie, I worked at Mervs for a couple of years. Always a warm heart and beautiful smile. He really missed his mom, it is a comfort to know they are together. The world is a little darker without him.

Angela Durham

March 21, 2019

My heart aches over this. Johnny and I were on the same dart team for years. Over 34 years ago we met.We have been friends ever since. My children loved Uncle Johnny, he would give them quarters all the time and play with them.Concerts, Dart Tourneys and Music events Johnny would call and we would go. He was a kind,loving , true and loyal friend, he will be deeply missed! Hug Momma Spallone for me Johnny. My prayers and thoughts for his family.

Pamela Crownover

March 20, 2019

I enjoyed working with Johnny at Krystal Aviation, he always wore a smile and had positive attitude!
He always called me Pammy! We were friends on FB and I'm so glad he came to the airport reunion last year. He will be missed by many.

Michael Suggs

March 19, 2019

I worked with Johnny at Krystal Aviation. He was a great guy and friend. We lost touch for several years after I left the airport but reconnected a couple of years ago on Facebook. Through FB, we had a small airport employee reunion last summer and Johnny was there. Man, he hadn't changed a bit. Still the fun, loveable goofball he always was. Sure gonna miss him. Johnny, tell Momma Spallone hello and give her a hug for me. I know you've really missed her. Love ya brother.

Lori Anthony

March 19, 2019

I am so, so sad about this. I met him when he was about 18. He had a big heart, even as a teen. I reconnected with John about 18 months ago. We talked on the phone often, for hours. I believe he knows that I helped him talk about his health, and that I was a support person, no matter the issue. He was a great support to me too, regarding my own health. I will miss his silly sense of humor and his determination to stay connected to the 70's and the 80's. No modern music for John!! He cared so much for his family. He missed his Mother intensely. Rosanne, if you read this, he loved you and looked up to you. I am so sorry for you! Since you just lost a brother. I am saying prayers for the Spallone family. I am too far away to attend his funeral. I regret that. I miss John so much, already.

Bonnie Deck

March 19, 2019

Johnny and I went to High School together. We use to ride the city bus from downtown and sit together. I would get off at Eastgate stop and he continued on to Hickory Valley stop. Over the years, we kept in touch. Johnny was a great friend to have. I always loved it, when he joined my husband and I for dinner. John and I loved us some frog legs, we could eat them until we couldn't have another. He spent last Thanksgiving at my home and I will miss him dearly. He had an open door for all. He never met a stranger, he was a great man to have as a friend. I will truly miss Johnny Spallone. He left a place in our hearts, that remains, waiting to see you again, my friend. And I promise to catch a fish for you. Blessings on your journey thru eternity. And know you are missed greatly, buddy! Dad said he loves you, and he is broken hearted that you are no longer with us here. We shall all meet again. I love you, Johnny! You will be remembered often. Hugs and kisses for now. Mmmmwaaaah.... 👍 I will never forget your laughter.

Pam Tarver

March 19, 2019

Thank you for all the laughs- we had a lot! You were a great story teller of your real life story. One of a kind you were. You will definitely be missed by so many.

Kim Barrett haddock

March 19, 2019

He was a great guy and we had some great times together back in the old days. I will miss him and his funny jokes...we always talked about the day we skipped school we wrecked his chevelle and it broke my nose....we laughed about that story all the will be greatly missed my friend..

Rosanne Tucker

March 18, 2019

I will always be your sister we had a lot of fun together, I will always remember growing up with you and fighting all your battles..How many brothers can say their sister beat up the boys that hurt them...You drove me crazy sometimes but what I wouldn't give to have you here to drive my crazy now..Give Mom Dad and Anthony a hug and kiss from me..I know I will see you all some day. Save a place for Alan and I at that table we will be there together someday.. I miss you soo much..My heart is broken..Love you Always Roe

Shannon Love

March 18, 2019

What a guy. I still have the drum head you gave me after you got the Velcro Pygmies to sign it. We'll miss you buddy.
Shannon Love