James E. Bone, Jr., 81, of Lubbock, was called away to heaven by his Lord, on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Bone was born on July 3, 1939 in Bryson (Jack County), Texas to the late James Edgar Bone and Eva Ann (Kee) Bone.
He attended Lubbock’s Monterey High School, graduating with the Senior Class of 1958. Working for Furr’s Supermarket’s during school and after graduation, he entered the U. S. Army in December of 1958 and was honorably discharged in December of 1960. Following his service to his country, he returned to Furr’s Supermarket, which was then bought out by Albertson’s, then Fleming’s. He worked in all aspects, making his way up to being a Produce Buyer. Flemings sold to United Supermarket, where he continued to work as a Produce Buyer until retiring in 2010 at the age of 70.
He met Elsadora “Elsa” Gutierrez and they married on May 19, 1981 in Lubbock, Texas, where they have made their loving home together since that time.
Mr. Bone was an avid runner and cyclist and enjoyed the outdoors. He has been a long-time member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus for over 30 years.
Those left to mourn James is his wife, Elsa; three children: Brian Bone of Allen, Texas, Sylvia Gonzales Lozoya and Mark Gonzales, both of Lubbock; one sister, Jenell Bone of Snyder; seven grandchildren: Raquel Gonzales, Alberto (Tiffany) Gonzales, Andres Gonzales, Zenaida Gonzales, Carlos Lozoya, Roberto (Liz) Lozoya and Alyssa Boyette; three great-grandchildren: Jordan Lozoya, Kaylee Lozoya and Valerie Pearson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles Ray Bone in 2005 and a step-son, Steve Gonzales in 2012.
Visitation for Mr. Bone will be Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 4 P. M. to 8 P. M. at the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, with family receiving friends from 4 P. M. to 6 P. M., followed by Recitation of the Rosary at 6 P. M. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 A. M. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 5802 22nd Street, Lubbock, Texas. Reverend Father Jim McCartney, Pastor of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.
Pallbearers for Mr. Bone will be the Knights of Columbus, Jesse Garza, Joe Gomez, Arlie Markusen, Gilbert Salinas, Gilbert Estrada and Marty Ledesma. The Knights of Columbus will also serve as an Honor Guard for Mr. Bone at the Recitation of the Rosary.
Please note that St. John Neumann Catholic Church requires that everyone attending the Mass of the Resurrection must wear facial coverings on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.