Sept 24, 1937 - May 28, 2014 CRESCENT James R. "Jimbo" Malone, 76, of Crescent, died peacefully on Wednesday. Visitation will be held Sunday, at 3-5 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at Smith & Kernke N. May Chapel. Mr. Malone was born Sept. 24, 1937, in St. Louis, MO. He lived in Oklahoma for the past 40 years, where he worked in the aviation business and developed his musical skills as a jazz trumpet player. Survivors include his son, Matthew Malone and daughter-in-law, Michele, of Cedar Park, TX; daughter, Elizabeth Malone, of Evanston, IL; his sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Bob Meadors, Norman; a nephew, John Walters, of Norman; and a niece, Linda Meadors and her husband John, of Camden, NC. He was preceded in death by his partner and best friend of 18 years, Debra Papajohn Reed; his parents; and his brother, Bob Malone.
Smith & Kernke Funeral Directors
1401 Northwest 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Published in The Oklahoman on June 1, 2014