Charles “Charlie” Malone, 81, of Mattoon, passed away at 5:18 p.m. on March 5, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with Masonic Rites beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Charles was born on August 2, 1931 in Mattoon, IL the son of William and Gladys (Sheeks) Malone. He Married Joan Epperson on December 15, 1951 in Goleta, CA.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Joan, two sons: Robert Daniel (Christine) Malone of Sturgis, MI, Kevin Randall Malone of Mattoon, IL, one daughter: Dee Anna Scott of Mattoon, IL, one brother: Eugene Lee Malone of Chicago, IL, two sisters: Dorothy Wallace of Mattoon, IL, Nancy Malone of Mattoon, IL, eight grandchildren: Clinton Woodrum of Mattoon, IL, Cyle Woodrum of Toledo, IL, Adrian Sinke of Cleveland, OH, Tracey Malone of Lexington, KY, Kathryn (Justin) Powell of Sturgis, MI, Samantha Malone of Mattoon, IL, Brent (Brandi) Malone of Charleston, IL, Kelsye (Scott) Setzer of Ft. Knox, KY, and thirteen great grandchildren.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Lester Malone and Bob Malone, two sisters: Martha Crackel and Betty Houpt, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Charles retired after thirty years of devoted service as a welder at Caterpiller. He served Honorably in the United States Navy from 1950-1954. Charles was a lifetime member of many organizations: Mattoon Masonic Lodge #260, Shriners Clowns, known as “MR. ME”, Valley of Danville Scottish Rite, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Eagles Club, American Legion and V.F.W. He was also a member of the Past Master Masonic Club and the Cornbelt Shrine Club. Charles was an avid Illinois sports fan. He enjoyed watching the Bulls, the Bears, and the Cubs. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking. Most of all, Charles loved spending time with his family.
Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Mattoon Community Food Center, 600 Moultrie Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 or charity of choice.
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