July 13, 2021
Statesboro, Georgia Mr. James Drone “JD” Rountree, Jr., age 97, died Tuesday afternoon at the Southern Manor in Statesboro. The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County attended Jimps School, and later entered Statesboro High School, Class of 1946. He worked at Olliff Grocery, Parkwood, and Aldred Motel, before starting, owning, and operating Rountree Nursery on Highway 301 South, for more than fifty years, along with his sisters Minnie Lee Rountree and Earl R. Luckett. It has been said, “his life was his work” and “he loved to dance”, according to the family. He was a former member of Statesboro First Baptist Church. JD was preceded in death by his parents, J. Drone Rountree and Sular “Sula” Akins Rountree; sisters, Loree R. Hendrix, Minnie Lee Rountree, Earl R. Luckett, Marie R. Hunnicutt, and Dorothy R. Thompson; nephews, Tommy Hendrix and Ricky Akins; and great-nephew, James Davis, III. Surviving are his youngest sister, Faye R. Akins; his nieces, Ann H. Gillis, Janice H. Davis, Donna H. Tucker, Phyllis T. Rush, Wanda T. Currin, Nancy T. Watson, Gwen T. Butterfield, and Vickie Akins; and nephews, Lee Luckett, Daniel Luckett, Charles Hunnicutt, and Bill Akins. The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Elder Keith Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be great-nephews, Brooks Luckett, Daniel Luckett, Jr., Brian Akins, Jeremy Akins, Chuck Gillis, Toby Tucker, Brandon Currin, Shawn Rush, Kevin Rush, and Chris Smith. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Georgia 30459. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
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