Charles “Charlie” Malone

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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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6 Entries in the Guestbook of Charles “Charlie” Malone

  1. Dee says:

    I love you Daddy.

  2. Deb Malone says:

    I am so sorry for your loss…Hugs and prayers to you all !!!!!

  3. Capt. Randy Myers, Mattoon Fire Department says:

    Malone Family,
    I will not be able to attend the services for Mr. Malone, but wanted to pass on my condolances to the family and to let you know he touched many young lives in our community with the donation of a bicycle each Christmas to us to give to a child. There have been many children surprised by that gift from Santa Clause but a few of us knew who the man with the big heart was. Thank you so much for those moments. Mrs. Malone, thank you also for your many years of support. Our prayers are with you as a department and mine personally. Capt. Randy Myers, MFD.

  4. Carl L. Galey says:

    I'm very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing and will miss him. He has been a good friend since High School.
    My sister-in-law, Corrine Edwards, who lives in St. Elmo now, sends her condolences also.
    I regret that I can't attend the services as my age, and a back injury has made it hard to sit or stand for long periods of time.
    I'll miss you Charlie. From your friend, Carl.

  5. The Family of John and Deloris Tibbs says:

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your family!!!

  6. Jeff Crackel says:

    To all family and friends of Charles:
    Uncle Chuck will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered. He was a good man with an infectious smile and love of life. Chuck was quick witted with a gentle tease or story which left all around him smiling and laughing. His gift was sharing his love of life with others!
    Our thoughts are with Chuck's family and friends: Jeff, Renee, Erin and Ryan Crackel

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