Mr. Bruce Cone, 78, of Blue Ridge, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Piedmont Hospital of Atlanta.
He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of New Harvest Missionary Church in Ellijay.
He served our country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of Georgia Tech. He worked for Lockheed Martin for many years until his retirement in 1999. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1956.
He earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial design in 1964 at Georgia Tech. He received his MBA in 1978 from National University.
He is preceded in death by son, Sean Michael Cone; and brother, Donald Cone.
He is survived by loving wife, Leslie Cone; daughters, Rhonda Rothhardt, Cyndi Harvey; brother, Ed Cone; sisters, Gratia Hursey and Ann Vining; grandchildren, Stephen, Nathaniel, Erin, Alyssa, Nicholas, Amy; and adopted grandchild, Ashley Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.
Condolences can be made at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville was in charge of arrangements.