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|Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:36|
Oakley Malone, 92, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, OH.
The Lawrence County native was born March 19, 1921, the son of the late Roy and Ella Phillips Malone. Oakley attended Decatur Schools.
He served as a proud veteran in the U.S. Army during W.W. II in the Pacific Theater.
He was retired as a machinist from Collins Mining Company after 37 years of service.
After retiring he moved to Bradner, Ohio, where his hobby was woodworking. His specialty was making children's rockers.
He was a member of Decatur Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: four brothers: Stacy, Harold, Clifford and Orville Malone; three sisters: Goldie Taylor, Myrtle Malone and Pearl Malone; a son: Ralph Salyers; and a son-in-law: Ronald DePriest.
Oakley is survived by: his companion of 32 years, Mabel Layman and her son, Fred Layman of Bowling Green, Ohio; his daughter and son-in-law: Susie and James (Buddy) of Pedro, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law: Mark and Patricia Salyers of Orange, VA; brother: Kenneth Malone of Pedro, Ohio; four grandchildren: Steve (Valerie) DePriest of Pedro, OH, Dale (Gina) DePriest of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Debbie (Gene) Adams of Pedro, and Dean (Cindy) DePriest, all of Pedro, Ohio; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Rock Massie officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery with military graveside rites by the V.F.W. Post 8850. Visitation will be Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
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