Shane Dronett, 38, of Duluth, Ga., died Jan. 21, 2009.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, Texas. Interment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas.
The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Mr. Dronett, a native of Orange, graduated from the University of Texas and played All American in 1991. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1992 and played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1996-2002. Mr. Dronett also worked in sales for Roberts Real Estate Company. He was an avid sportsman with a true love of hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Dronett of Duluth, Ga.; daughters, Berkley and Hayley Dronett, both of Duluth, Ga.; mother, Candace Dawn Henry of Mauriceville; stepfather, James Breeden of Orange, Texas; father, George Carl Dronett and step-mother, Debbie Dronett of Orange; Aunts, Dottie Dorgis of New Jersey, Deb Harmon, and Lou Dorman of Orange; Uncles, Mike Anderson of Orange, and J.D. Dronett of Cali, Columbia; step-brothers, Bryan Frazier and Dale Frazier, both of Austin; and grandmother, Peggy Anderson of Orange.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and friend and will be deeply missed by many.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.
Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757 and Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, TX, 77630 (409) 886-4445
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Berkley and Hayley Dronett Scholarship Fund, c/o 3216 Bagley Passage, Duluth, GA., 30097.