Jack “Jackie” Hugh Malone, 74, of Cleveland went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by several members of his loving family and friends.
He was the son of the late Agnes Mason and Albert Brooks Malone. Jack, his brother Pat and their father settled in Cleveland where he attended Bradley High School playing football for the Bears. He worked at Bowater Paper Mill and eventually worked for Magic Chef as a salesman.
He was a recent newlywed and married Emma Bell this past November and even though they had a short time together they enjoyed one others company and companionship developing new and loving memories for Jack, Emma and extended family. He loved to dance and was teaching Emma some of his dance moves.
He was a family man, Dad, Grandfather - Papa Jack as the kids called him and husband by his late wife, Alice Faye (Bull) Malone. He and Alice began their lives together in Cleveland. While working for Magic Chef his job took them to Ames, Iowa then onto St. Louis, Mo. where they spent the majority of their time raising their children. There journey came full circle as they returned to Cleveland. They were married 51 years until Alice went home to be with the Lord in Dec. 2008.
Jack, Dad, Papa Jack, Mr. Jack was a man who loved his family and went to great lengths to provide for his family. He loved to make people laugh and always had a great sense of humor. The “Stove Man” as his friends from St. Louis called him always enjoyed his wit and funny manor about him. He was a St. Louis Cardinal and Rams fan. He loved to watch his children and grandchildren participate in their activities. He loved to dance and also loved the game of golf and teaching the game to his children.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Malone; daughter, Mitzie Riedel and husband, Phil, of Cary, N.C.; sons: Jeffrey Malone and wife, Rhonda, of Blue Springs, Mo. and Corey Malone and wife, Kendra of St. Charles, Mo.; six grandchildren: Maggie Malone, Jen Riedel, Mallory (Malone) Robinson, Annah Riedel, Abby Malone and Zach Malone.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Dr. Jay McCluskey officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the, American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Malone family guestbook at www.grissomfh.net.