Joseph Zone was born on May 6, 1948,
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to the late Freddie and Rolean Zone in
Joseph was educated in Sebring, FL,
Cocoa, FL, and later relocated to
Miami, FL, where he attended Miami
Northwestern Sr. High School. He later
furthered his studies while attending
mechanical school in Jacksonville, FL,
in an effort for advancement while
working for Bill Ussery Motors of Mercedes Benz in Coral
Gables, FL, where he was gainfully employed for thirty-eight
years until his retirement in 2008.
Joseph met and later married Alice Trody (preceded him in
death) on August 31, 1974. God blessed them to become the
parents of two daughters.
Joe, as he was affectionately called by many, and “JZ” by former
co-workers, was an avid traveler, fisher, softball player, and
bowler for many years.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Sonya Trody-
Clinkscale (Eric) and Nakeya Zone-Dixon, of Miami, FL; two
grandchildren, Sha-Mel Trody and Briana Dixon, of Miami,
FL; one great-granddaughter, Sah’Mora Trody of Miami, FL;
four brothers, Gunnie “Flute” Watson (Veronica), of Miami,
FL, Anthony Zone (Gwendolyn), Stanford Zone (Cynthia), and
Reginald Zone, of Melbourne, FL; and a host of aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, cousins, and other sorrowing friends. He also
had one son-in-law, Matthew Dixon (preceded him in death).