Mr. Malone was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Wayside, and had lived in Jones County his entire life. He was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Malone Sr. and Lillian Culpepper Malone. Mr. Malone honorably served his country with the U.S. Army and was a member of Plentitude Baptist Church. He was retired as owner of Tribble Heating and Air Conditioning and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Malone also loved to read and enjoyed John Wayne movies. He was a loving husband, father, and papa. Mr. Malone was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Malone.
Mr. Malone is survived by his wife, Georgieanna Malone; children and spouses, Bennie and Karen Malone, Gloria Anne and Steve Sexton and Greg Malone; grandchildren and spouses, Stephanie and Steve Warr, Benjamin and Ashley Sexton, Nicole Malone and Taylor Malone; great-grandchildren, William Story and Brannon Vickory; brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Clara Malone; sisters and brother-in-law, Jane Gordon, Peggy Fowler and Edna and Randy Murphy; many, many loving nieces and nephews; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Jackie Anders; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Tom Rogers.
Special thanks to all of the members of United Hospice of Macon, especially Candi and Pam.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Masonic Sincerity Lodge #430, 202 E. Clinton St., Gray, GA 31032; Ronald McDonald House, 1160 Forsyth St., Macon, GA 31201; or United Hospice of Macon, 6060 Lakeside Commons, Macon, GA 31021.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.