Donald Malone

Mar 18th, 1931 - Feb 3rd, 2018
Donald Malone

Marion-Donald Malone 86, passed away on Saturday February 3, 2018 at the Marion VA Medical Center.

Donald was born March 18, 1931 in the Corinth community east of Johnston City. He was the third son of Addison and Jessie (Ray) Malone. He retired from Maytag in Herrin in 1994 after 30 years. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Donald married Shirley (Eskew) Malone on June 2, 1956 in Johnston City. They shared 61 years.

Survivors include:

Daughter – Shelley Malone of Marion

Son – Kendall Malone of Thompsonville

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Douglas who died July 8, 1971, and five brothers; Ray, Vernon, Olen, John, and Billy Gene.

In accordance to his wishes, he will be cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Dillingham Cemetery east of Johnston City.


1 Guestbook Message

  • Guest: Gordon & Linda Fowler

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 4, 2018

    Mr. Malone was a man of great character, morals, with a great sense of humor. His devotion to our country by his service during Korea can never be repaid. We will miss him but we know he is now in the arms of the Lord and with his parents and son. We love you forever Donald!!