Thomas J. Malone Jr. was born on February 16, 1930, to the late Eunice (Brewster) and Thomas Malone Sr. (Chock) and Bessie Easter Malone. He was raised by his grandmother, Polly Ann Brewster and uncle, James Brewster. He was a member of Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Wesson, Arkansas. He retired from Cooper Tire Company in El Dorado, Arkansas, after 25 years of service. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brothers, Albert and Joe Louis Malone; and his best friend, the Reverend Eddie B. Loggins, Sr. Thomas is survived by his brothers: Robert Malone (Patricia), Thomas Malone Jr. (Patricia), and sister; Sheila Waller (Roland). Thomas was united in holy matrimony to Corine Davis-Malone for 66 years and to this union four children were born. Thomas’ loving memories will be cherished by his beloved wife, Corine Davis-Malone of El Dorado, Arkansas; daughters: Anita Malone-Dixon (George) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sandra Kay Malone and CaSandra Anetia Malone-Pope both of El Dorado; and sons: Berry Thomas Malone of El Dorado, Melvin Louis Malone (Ruth) of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Dameyon Edrick Malone (Sheila) of El Dorado, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; alongside many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Public visitation will be Friday, February 2, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 4:30 p.m. at Sims Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Beulah Grove Wesson Baptist Church. Interment will be at Caledonia Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com Pallbearers will be Torrance Steward, Kenny Ollison, Grayward Arnez Ollison, Elroy Davis, Steve Williams and Billy Hunter. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Davis and Lee Dell Davis.
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