Josh Coleman Rone

June 18, 1932September 11, 2013
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Melbourne, FL

Josh C. Rone, 81, of Melbourne passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 while surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 18, 1932 in Ethel, Mississippi to the late Ned and Alice Rone, Josh served our country for 26 years with great honor in the U.S Air Force until his retirement in 1979. Josh moved to the Brevard area following his retirement from the military and worked for Pan Am and Raytheon at Patrick AFB until 1994. He enjoyed the Florida weather while sitting in the sun and on occasion enjoyed fishing. But most of all he enjoyed his time as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to those who knew him.

Other than his parents Josh is preceded in death by his son, David Rone and brothers, Woodrow, Lloyd, Riley, Audley and Ned. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Rone; daughter, Janice R. (John) Fowler of Fremont, New Hampshire ; son, Stephen (Mary Ann) Rone of Cape Coral; grandchildren, Joshua, Jaclyn and Jillian Rone and Jessica Fowler and brother, Paul Rone.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2PM at Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South U.S Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955. To share a fond memory of Josh or to sign the on-line guestbook please visit


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Donna Armstrong

October 7, 2013

I am truly sorry for your loss. I met Josh while I worked at Patrick and then found out that he was my neighbor. He always had a smile for everyone. As someone who has gone through the loss of a spouse I know what your are going through. Hopefully it will help to know that others are thinking of you.

September 17, 2013

As a co worker at Pan Am & Raytheon Josh was always so appreciative and courteous to his employees at Patrick AFB--his smile and laughter made for a better work place--we have lost a true friend. Our sympathy to his wife and family.
Janis Mason and Co workers at Pam Am & Raytheon

Carol Broughton

September 17, 2013

Josh was a kind man and I know he will be deeply missed by his friends and family. I had the pleasure to work with him at Pan Am & Raytheon. Our deepest sympathy to Pat and family. Carol & Rodney

Carol Broughton

September 17, 2013

Deepest Sympathy to Pat and family. Carol & Rodney

Tracy Kinter

September 14, 2013

We send our love and prayers to all of you. Mr.Rone will be greatly missed. He was always kind and loving to our entire family and we loved him dearly.
All our Love, John and Tracy Kinter

Linda Rone King

September 13, 2013

Pat and family,
May God bless you with Strength and Peace.