January 29, 1950 - September 21, 2021
Ernie Walton Roney Jr., born January 29, 1950, passed September 21, 2021 at the age of 71. Ernie Jr. or “Bubba”, as his brother and sisters referred to him, grew up hunting and fishing in the woods of south Mississippi. He met and married his high school sweetheart, Pat, while attending R. H. Watkins High School in Laurel where he was known as “Big Ern” on the football field. He lived his entire life in this area. Ernie was an avid outdoorsman and aside from his family, his greatest life’s passions were travel, hiking, backpacking, and camping. He was a Scoutmaster for years and a positive influence for many young men. After a full career working for BellSouth and AT&T, he retired to the countryside of Jones County where he spent his days tending the many gardens around his log home in the woods, catching fish from his pond, and watching wildlife from the front porch. He had a giving heart and loved his savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat and his two sons, Dr. Chris Roney and wife, Michelle of Birmingham, AL and son, Brad Roney of Laurel; grandchildren, Brooks Roney and Thomas Roney of Birmingham, and Jacob, Jonathan and Abigail Roney of Ellisville; and step-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Greer Calvert of Birmingham, AL. He was the son of the late Ernie W. Roney and Agnes Roney of Laurel. He leaves behind two sisters, Mildred Smith and husband, Howard Smith, and Diane Beckman; a brother, Dennis Roney; a niece, Teri Smith Keechle and husband, Alex of Dallas, Texas; and nephews, Greg Smith and wife, Heather of Roanoke, Virginia and Matthew Butts. The services will be Saturday, September 25th at Kingston Assembly of God. Visitation at 1:00 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m. Bro. Scott Davis will officiate. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
Ernie Walton Roney Jr., born January 29, 1950, passed September 21, 2021 at the age of 71. Ernie Jr. or “Bubba”, as his brother and sisters referred to him, grew up hunting and fishing in the woods of south Mississippi. He met and... View Obituary & Service Information
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