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    W.G. Drone Jr.

W.G. Drone Jr.

    W.G. Drone Jr., of Lamesa, died peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 71, surrounded by his mother and family. 
    He was born on November 7, 1947 in Lamesa, Texas to W.G. and Catherine Drone, having spent most of his childhood in Lamesa. He graduated from Lamesa High School and was voted most “Friendliest” in his graduating class. One of his favorite memories was sports and friends.
    W.G. graduated from West Texas A.M. College in Canyon, Texas with a B.S. Degree in accounting. He served in the U.S. Army, after a tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned and completed his college degree. He enjoyed traveling in Asia and Europe. 
    He is preceded in death by his wife, Bradine Drone; his father, W.G. Drone Sr.; and his brother, Jimmy Drone.
    W.G. is survived by his mother, Catherine Renfroe of Lamesa, Texas; his daughters, Chesley Cheatman of Cleveland, Ohio, and Shyla Beth Newson of Dallas, Texas; his sisters, Beverly Cooper of Martinez, California, and Dr. Janelle Drone of New York City, New York; his aunts, Cora Carnell of Lamesa, Texas, and Alice Williams of San Francisco, California; very special friends, Willie Maloy and wife, Allean, of Lubbock, Texas and Gene Sims of Houston, Texas; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and numerous special family relatives and friends.
    The Drone family will be celebrating his life at the Lighthouse Community Center located at 1013 North 2nd Street in Lamesa at 2:00 p.m. Saturday April 13, 2019. 
    A family visitation hour will be on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Gonzales Funeral Home. 
    Interment will follow at a later date at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas. 
    Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
    The family thanks you for your sincere calls, cards, food, and helping hands.
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