Mr. Donald Malone

July 4, 1950January 31, 2021

The family of Donald "Tubby" Malone of Cross Lanes, WV is saddened to announce his passing on January 31, 2021 following a short illness.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Malone, his siblings, Donna Swigger and Bob Malone, and his wife, Paula Malone. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Malone, his daughter, Katie Boggs (Scott Boggs), his grandchildren, Breck and Bowen Boggs, his brother-in-law, Chuck Swigger, his niece Leigh Ann Pauley (Joey Pauley), along with extended family and friends.

Donald was born July 4, 1950 in Steubenville, OH. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1969 and continued to be active with his class alumni. He was employed at True Temper and Fed Ex where he gained lifelong friends. Don was always a wonderful addition to any gathering as he was known for his wit and story telling. In his earlier years, he enjoyed golfing and bowling and he enjoyed fishing throughout his life. He also loved traveling, especially cruises. Don truly came into his most loved role nine years ago when he became "Poppy" to Breck and later Bowen. He was a wonderful Poppy who enjoyed spending every possible moment with his grandchildren.

The family will be holding a small private service with Pastor Andy Tuel officiating. A memorial service will be held at a future date. The family suggests donations to the American Lung Association or the Mountaineer Food Bank in lieu of flowers.

The family would like to thank Pulmonary Associates of Charleston and the staff at both Thomas Memorial Hospital and Charleston Area Medical Center for their care and compassion throughout his hospitalization.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mr. Donald Malone

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Don McLaughlin

February 3, 2021

Karen and I are very saddened to learn of Donnie's passing. Mary Ellen and family please accept our deepest condolences. "Tubbie" was one of my oldest friends. Our friendship, which spanned over 50 years, took us through many great adventures and leaves us with many happy memories. In a way, I think, he lives on through those memories.
Rest in peace old friend.
Don and Karen McLaughlin

Icie Buffington

February 2, 2021

Deepest Sympathy for the loss. Don Malone was a good friend, kind man and loved by all who knew him. I worked with Don for several years at FedEx Corp. in Charleston, WV. He always tried to help others when every he could. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. May God bless his family with grace, peace and love during this time of loss.. Sincerely Icie B.

Bob Phares

February 2, 2021

We have been good friends since Stonewall. We kept in touch and continued a close friendship since then. You were closer then a brother to me. You were friends with many and they were attracted to your caring and sincere ways. Thanks for all of the memories you left me with. I will ponder them often as I think of you. Till we meet again.

Bonnie White

February 1, 2021

Rest in peace dear cousin. So glad we got to spend time together both growing up and later in life. I will miss you.