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John Lee Dring

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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Graveside services for John Lee Dring, age 83, of Ruston, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Antioch Cemetery in Simsboro.

Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

John passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, following a lengthy illness. He was born to Arvel (Pat) Frank Dring and Lora (Puddin) Skinner Dring of Simsboro on September 19, 1938.

He graduated from Simsboro High School in 1956. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and retired twenty years later as a Staff Sergeant. He then began his second career as a truck driver for nearly thirty years upon retirement. John Lee loved NASCAR, eating out with his sister Patsy, and drinking a good cup of coffee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Lora Dring; his son, John Lee Dring, Jr.; and a nephew, Ricky Canady.

John is survived by his son, Jason Dring of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his daughter, Idelle Dring Fode of Marysville, Washington; his four grandchildren, Josh Dring, David Malloy, Ben Malloy and Leslie Malloy; his eight great-grandchildren, Kyrsten Malloy, Kalliste Malloy, Kollin Malloy, Karisma Malloy, Keira Malloy, Connor Triplett, Logan Triplett and Emma Malloy; his nephew, Scott Canady and wife Chanda of Jonesboro; his niece, Cindy East and husband Chuck of Monroe; his niece, Patti Smith and husband Lorman of Mansfield, Texas, and their families.

Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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