James Wesley “Jim” Malone, 72

James Wesley “Jim” Malone, age 72, of Montpelier passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Born November 12, 1943 in Montpelier to Carl and Helen (Little) Malone, he married Vicki (Fee) on September 3, 1966 in Hamilton, Indiana and she survives.

An Army veteran, from October 30, 1962 to October 22, 1965, he was stationed in Germany where he served as a tank mechanic.

A hard working man, he had been employed at Mohawk Tools, Montpelier; Eaton Corporation, Hamilton, Indiana; and most recently, was employed at Rassini Chassis, Montpelier. He was a long-time EMT and driver for Williams County Medic 5 and had served the village of Montpelier as a reserve police officer, receiving recognition from the mayor for 25 years of service in 2011. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 0547.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jamie Ward, of Montpelier; a son, Shawn (and wife, Angela) Malone, of Hurst, Texas; a grandson., Isaac Malone; five granddaughters, Megan (Casey) Allman, Caitlin Ward, Bailey Ward, Brooke Ward and Joy Malone; two step granddaughters, Kara Ward and Siovan Ward; three step great granddaughters, Shailynn Bohner, Makenly and Alivia Ward, two brothers, Ron (Carol) Malone and Phillip (Janice) Malone; four sisters, Lois Wright, Susan Harrington, Margie (Mike) Gill and Carol Jean Courtney; and sisters-in-law, Jill Mason, Debra (Wayne) King and Terri (Randy) Oberlin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Helen Malone; father and mother-in-law, Paul and Gretchen Fee; brother, William “Bill” Malone; sister-in-law, Mary Malone; brothers-in-law, Charles Wright and Dennis Harrington, Sr.

Jim requested that there not be visitation or funeral services. Following cremation, a Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Montpelier First Church of the Nazarene. Friends and family are welcome. Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the church or Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

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