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Joseph Nathaniel Bone

May 15, 1933 — December 21, 2019

Mr. Joseph N. "Joe" Bone age 86, of Rutherford, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Trenton Health Care and Rehab in Trenton, Tennessee. Funeral services for Mr. Bone will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Rutherford. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Dyer, Tennessee.

Mr. Joseph N. Bone was born May 15, 1933 in Rutherford, Tennessee; to the late Terrence and Mallidine Halliburton Bone.  Mr. Bone was a retired Plant Engineer of Rutherford Garment Company/Kellwood Company. Mr. Bone was an enjoyer of Old Time String Music and Rutherford Historian, along with being the Curator of the Davy Crocket Cabin and Museum. He was a member of the Rutherford Cumberland Presbyterian  Church and Deacon;  Mason in the Bone Masonic Lodge in Rutherford;  former member of the Rutherford Lions Club, the American Legion, and the Jackson Plectral Society. Mr. Bone was in the United States Army.

Mr. Bone is survived by his wife Sue Eakes Bone; three sons, Robert E. Bone, Andy Bone (Katrina), and Gearld Bone (Chris). Mr. Bone was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Mallard Bone; and his parents, Terrence and Mallidine Bone.

Visitation for Mr. Bone will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Rutherford.

Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joseph N. Bone.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Karnes & Son Funeral Home Rutherford Chapel

669 South Trenton Street, Rutherford, TN 38369

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