John Lee Rone "Sawdog"
July 8, 1939 – July 8, 2018
John Lee Rone was the fourth child born to the parentage of Le' Anna Curry and Lawrence Rone on the 8th day of July 1939 in Magnolia, Arkansas. As a child, he attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He left his hometown at the age of 14 to reside in Dallas, Texas and immediately started work with Henry C. Beck. He later joined Facility Construction Services where he devoted 54 years of dedicated service. John Lee was married to Verline "Dute" Knight on December 7, 1959 for 51 years. To this union two children were born, Carry Deon Rone (son) and Tamira Kaye Rone (daughter). He was preceded in death by his mother, Le' Anna Curry; father, Lawrence Rone; wife, Verline Knight; son, Carry Rone; two sisters and four brothers. John Lee was a faithful member of God's Praise Missionary Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter, Tamira Rone (Willie); three grandchildren, Terrence Rone, Gregory Watts and Carrah Rone; two sisters, Emma Lee and Willie Pearl; two brothers, Joe Willie and Earnest Lee; great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
- Visitation Friday, July 20, 2018
- Wake Friday, July 20, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
John Lee Rone "Sawdog"
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July 12, 2018
John lee aka saugh dawg was the gangster of Modree..a very hard worker...we were salt and pepper.. Called him brothernlaw..a champion of life..did what he put his mind to...when i got out of line he could always calm me down and visa versa...we loved each other like kin folk he also called me his big white son i called him daddy...will be missed by many...one of the nicest guys in the metroplex as long as he got his way...always styling and profiling...still was strong as an ox could carry his load...thank Tammy for taking such good care of him...buddies over 40 years...will always miss one bad(watch yo mouth)dude...loved big daddy RONE..rock kirby and FAMILY💟😎🏈
Louis Thibodeaux (Coach Tip)
July 11, 2018
My condolences to my extended family. I am still in disbelief! We have truly lost an Angel. Mr. Rome was a gentle man who always poured his heart out to others. He used to be our Team Dad when his grandson Terrance played for the Redbird Raiders. I have always had the utmost respect for Mr. Johnny and his family. I attended school with his Son and Daughter, Carrie and Tammy. Carrie and I played varsity football together. Mr. Johnny was always around and considered getting a pillar in the community. My dad and all my uncles knew him very well. He will be missed immensely by the the Skyline, Redbird Raider and Thibodeaux families. I love you all so much and so sorry for your loss.