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Obituary for Paul Rondel

John “Paul” Rondel, 58, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, while visiting his home country in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, he was the son of Robert Rondel (Lesley) and Fay Holmes Gray (Philip) of New Zealand. Paul was the competitions director for United Sprint Car Series; and a retired Macon County Paramedic, who served faithfully for 24 years. While growing up in New Zealand, Paul enjoyed Rugby, Cricket, Rugby League, and running. He even completed a marathon. He had a very special love for people, especially his family and his racing family, and a love for animals.

In addition to parents, Paul is survived by his wife Kim of Hampton, GA; daughters, Chantelle Rondel and Sarah Rondel of Franklin; brother, Michael Rondel; sisters, Vicki Holt and Deborah Rondel; stepbrother, Wayne Hawtin; and a host of other family members, nieces, and nephews from New Zealand, Australia, United States and Japan. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Josh, Joseph, Tyler, and Michaela; and grandchildren, Aspen, Lacey, and Corbin.

A Celebration of Life will be 6pm on Thursday, May 5 at Macon Funeral Home. Darryl Jamison will be officiating the service.

The family will greet friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to his daughters to help them go to New Zealand and visit their dad’s final resting place.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.