Charles Dennie Malone

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Charles Dennie Malone

December 16, 1921 - January 15, 2019

Charles Dennie Malone Charles Dennie Malone was known to us all as Pete. He passed away Jan. 15, 2019, after complications following a fractured hip. He also suffered the effects of dementia. Pete was born in Paris, Illinois, in 1921. His parents were Charles Franklin and Lottie Belle Malone.
As the oldest of five children, he left home as a teenager to serve in the CC Civilian Conservation Corps. It was the Depression and he sent home the money he made to help with the family. He went on to serve in the Navy during World War II with Halsey's Fleet from New Zealand through the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. He met and married Rosalie Mitchell in 1944 and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before her death in 2004. Together they raised six children.
Pete worked at Ethyl Visqueen in Terre Haute and he also farmed. He valued hard work and he valued helping others whenever he could. When it snowed he would take his tractor to plow the roads so the school buses could travel safely. He continued to split his own wood well into his 80s. When he no longer worked at Visqueen, he used his talents as a craftsman to create beautiful pieces of furniture for his family and for many others.
Pete was a strong and vibrant man who lived a long life and was the last in his family to pass away. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosalie Mitchell Malone; his parents, Charles Franklin and Lottie Belle Malone; his brother, Elmer Malone; and sisters, Mabel Benjamin, Patricia Worrell and Jaqueline Bovenschen.
He enjoyed playing the guitar and challenging all comers to a game of pool. He also loved to play and watch golf. He was a proud member of the VFW and the American Legion.
He is survived by a large and loving family of six children, Dennie Malone and his wife Pegg of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Maureen Friday of Clearwater Beach, Florida, John Malone of Matthews, North Carolina, Shannon Malone of Columbus, Indiana, Kimberly Cates and her husband Bud of Dennison, Illinois, and Lori Shipley and her husband John of Brentwood, Tennessee. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to recognize the special care given to Dad by the memory care unit at Southwood Healthcare Center, Union Hospital third floor health care employees, Southern Care Hospice, Hospice of the Wabash Valley and the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. Their compassion and care was heartfelt and sincere.
Cremation was chosen. Visitation will take place at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., West Terre Haute, Indiana, on Thursday, Jan. 17,2019, from 4 to 6:45 p.m., and a short memorial service will follow at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Private graveside services will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pete's name to Hospice of the Wabash Valley.
Online condolences can be left at:
www.fitzpatrickfunerals.com
Published on January 15, 2019
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Cynthia Riddle from Southwood Healthcare
Jan 30, 2019
Iā€™m sending my condolences to the family of Charles Malone. We miss you Pete (grandpa) here at Southwood Healthcare šŸ˜‡
Scott Reely
Jan 21, 2019
Wish to send my condolences to Pete's passing. Was not able to make his services/memorial as I was over in Indianapolis at work. Will remember those times back in the reflections unit where my Mom currently resides.
Michelle Swick
Jan 17, 2019
Keeping all in prayer during this difficult time.
Yvonne Russell
Jan 16, 2019
My Deepest condolences to the whole family.
KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Jan 16, 2019
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Darlene Carrington
Jan 15, 2019
My condolences to the family and friends of Charles Malone. May Jehovah God give his family peace and comfort through this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Jesus Christ is life and through his resurrection your love one who fell asleep in death will have a second chance ot everlasting life in Gods New Kingdom.
(John 11:25,26) Again I am so sorry for your loss.
Jeff Edmondson
Jan 15, 2019