Josh Rone

Josh C. Rone

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 Home

Florida Memorial Funeral Home
5950 S US Highway 1 Rockledge, FL 32955
(321) 636-8943

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Sept. 16, 2013