Joseph D Rountree

Rank: Unknown

Entered Into Eternal Rest

Joseph Davant Rountree, 90, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away on May 9, 2012. He was born March 2, 1922, in Savannah, Ga. Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 36 years. He was a veteran of WWII and the Vietnam Conflict where he served multiple tours as a Combat Control Team Leader. Joe owned and operated Rountree Marine Construction for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed scuba diving, building and flying remote control airplanes, dancing, motorcycling and writing.

Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Nu Rountree of Mary Esther, Fla.; his sons, Joseph Rountree Jr. (Lee Lindsay) of Destin, Fla., George (Shannon) Rountree of Lake Stevens, Wa., Mark Rountree of Destin, Fla., Robert (Mary) Rountree of Las Cruces, N.M., and David (Andrea) Rountree of Savannah, Ga.; daughters, Carolyn (Chris) Kicey of Everett, Wa., Patricia Rountree (Tom Cheshire) of Destin, Fla., and Lisa (Greg) Alex, Navarre, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his previous wife, Margaret Rountree; and his brother, Calvin Rountree.

Joe lived a wonderful and full life and was a true member of the ""Greatest Generation."" He will be dearly missed and his presence will always be felt

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