George “Butch” Malone Sr., 80, of Minerva died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Services were held Monday, March 16, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home Chapel in Rockdale with Bill Harris and Pastor Russell Thornburg officiating. Burial followed at Minerva Cemetery in Minerva.
He was born Aug. 7, 1939, in Milam County to George Walter and Tommie (Kirk) Malone.
On Dec. 28, 1956, he married Irene Strelsky in Cameron.
Mr. Malone was a carpenter most of his life and was the owner of Malone Construction.
He served as deacon at Battetown Baptist Church in Cameron and was a member of Minerva Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Malone was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and seven sisters.
Survivors are his wife, Irene Malone of Minerva; a son, George Wesley Malone Jr. and wife Kristi of Minerva; a daughter, Debbie Trylko and husband Paul of Pflugerville; a sister, Dorothy Shoaf and husband Walter Rae of Liberty; four granddaughters, Heather Crystal Lewis and husband Brandon, Amber Dawn Paul, Tammy Trylko, Elizabeth Hobson and husband Jeff; and four great-grandsons, Bryson Richards, Kayden Lewis, Braden Lewis and Brody Paul; also, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were George Malone, Paul Trylko, Bryson Richards, Kayden Lewis, Kenneth Kirk, Brandon Lewis, Jeff Hobson and Cliff Cryer.
Honorary pallbearers were Walter Rae Shoaf, Richard Strelsky, Joe Strelsky, Tommy Dodds, David Stewart, Ernie Glenn, Henry Horelica, Mike Zelisko and Wesley Henson.
Memorials may be made to Minerva Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Ernie Glenn, 916 Los Ranchitos, Cameron, TX 76520.