John Emmitt Rountree, 74
by Halei Lamb | July 25, 2016 9:28 am
Last Updated: July 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm
Funeral services for John Emmitt Rountree, 74, of Swainsboro will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Elder Calvin Watkins and Reverend Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment will follow at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the funeral home from 6 – 8 p.m. He died Sunday July 24, 2016 at Pruitt Health in Swainsboro.
Mr. John Emmitt Rountree was born in Emanuel County, son of the late George Ivy and Louise Sconyers Rountree. He was a graduate of ECI in the Class of 1960, and he was a star football player on the ECI team. Rountree was a United States Army veteran. He was also a member and deacon of Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church. He was a concrete finisher for over 50 years. In addition to his parents, Rountree was preceded in death by brothers, James Allen Rountree, George Robert Rountree and Don Rountree, and a sister, Gloria Rigdill Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Linda White Rountree; son, Mark Rountree; daughter, Lynnette Rountree; grandson, Austin Wade Rountree Hendley; two step-grandchildren, Jessica Selders and Thomas Selders; two great-great grandsons, Marcus Lee Selders and Eric Levi Selders; three brothers, Elder Tommy Rountree (Dottie), Roy Joe Rountree (Katherine) and David Rountree (Cindy); sister, Edith White (Dick); a host of nieces and nephews; two very special great-great nieces, Clair English and Emma Grace English; and a very special nephew, Jase English.
Pallbearers are Ricky White, Jack White, Tommy Gene White, Allen White, Jason Wilcher, and Ricky Ackridge.
Tomlinson Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.