Gene Armond Malone, Jr. was born on March 11, 1945 to Gene Malone, Sr. and Deloris Lusk Malone.
Service: 11:00 am, Monday, June 20, 2022 in Biggers Funeral Chapel.
Interment: 1:30 pm, Monday, June 20, 2022 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Visitation: 10:00 am, Monday, prior to the Service at Biggers Funeral Home
Gene Armond Malone Jr was born on March 11, 1945 to Gene Malone Sr and Deloris Lusk Malone. He always like to tell people he was born in the Crazy Water Hotel. Which was true, it was used as a make shift hospital during WW II. It always got a laugh and that’s what Gene loved, to make people laugh. Didn’t matter how corny the joke or story he loved telling it if it could make you smile. If you knew him you don’t have to be told that. He also had a love of westerns (particularly Gunsmoke), WWII movies and he loved to dance the two-step back in the day.
Gene spent most of his childhood growing up in Haltom City, a suburb area of Ft. Worth with his two brothers Mike and Gary and little sister Marcia. He graduated from Haltom High School in 1963 before entering the Marine Corp in the fall of that year. He was proud of his military service after spending over a year at an air facility known as Marble Mountain in Viet Nam located just south of Da Nang. He flew over 200 missions and maintained the CH-46, Sea knight as part of helicopter squadron HMM-164. He spent 4 years in the service, received numerous awards and commendations and was honorably discharged in October of 1967. He always wore his Marine Corp cap and loved being stopped by Marines and other servicemen to share stories. “Semper Fi”
Gene owned many different kinds of businesses through the years and was always ready to try something new. He had a fearless spirit when it came to business and never thought there was anything he couldn’t conquer. Sometimes it worked sometime not but he never gave up and he was a tireless worker at anything he did. His favorite saying was “always do the job as if you were doing it for the Lord.” Whether it was launching a new business or sweeping the garage floor.
His love of the Lord was known to many. He loved his church family at Living Water Fellowship and was never hesitant to talk about his faith.
He was a generous man who loved to give. As the old saying goes “he’d give you the shirt off his back.” And it didn’t matter if you needed it or not if he had the inclination you’d get it anyway. His thinking was no matter how small the compliment, gift or helping hand don’t hesitate to extend it to whomever you meet because it may be the one thing that gives them hope or restores their faith that day or moment. That was his way of bringing hope and salvation to others.
In addition to his love of Jesus he loved and adored his family, wife Debbie and children Megan, Isaac, Thalia, Derrick and spouses as well as his sister Marcia, grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He leaves them with memories that they can cherish always.
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