Carl Franklin "Archie" Malone, 80, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell.
The Coal Grove, Ohio, native was born Aug. 21, 1936, a son of the late Archie Lee and Mildred Jane Salyers Malone. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Archie Lee Malone; a grandson, Justin Leon Adams; a brother, James Malone; and a sister, Helen Malone Miller.
Archie was a 1953 graduate of Dawson Bryant High School. While in high school he was a member of the football and baseball teams and liked to tell the story of how he was the first to score a touchdown on the new Coal Grove football field.
He served in the U.S. Navy before attending Morehead State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in education . He retired in 1987 after teaching drivers education and history for 30 years in the Rock Hill School District.
He never met a stranger and was well known for his greeting "Say Bud".
He is survived by a daughter, April Malone Chambers of Crestview, Fla.; three grandsons, Tyler Steven Chambers of Destin, Fla., Brady Lee Schneider of South Point, Ohio and Aidan Joseph Gearheart of Crestview; a great-grandson, Brody Leon Adams of Ironton; three sisters, Nancy Adams of Gainesville, Fla., Eloise Compton of Florence, S.C. and Norma Jean Frecka of Ironton.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 South Sixth Street, Ironton, Ohio, with Brother Chad Pemberton officiating. Military rites will be performed by the V.F.W. Post 8850.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Published on June 6, 2017