William "Bill" R. Mallard

September 21, 1923September 24, 2020

William “Bill” Ross Mallard, 97, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020. A graveside service on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Antonie Walker officiating.

Bill was born in Dothan, AL to the late Howard D. and Lula Bell Harrell Mallard. He was preceded in death by his wives, Virginia Mallard and Eleanor B. Mallard and his daughter; Vicky Fowler. Bill was a graduate of Lanier High School and Ohio State University. He served his country in the United States Army, where he received a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Bill was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as director of Labor Relations. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church and was a member of the Macon Exchange Club and Past President and Past President of the Georgia State Fair Board. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by his son; Steve (Lucy) Burke, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, September 27, 2020


William "Bill" R. Mallard

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Marjorie Marcet

October 6, 2020

Uncle Bill was a wonderful man, and a great addition to the family when he married Aunt Eleanor. Whenever I called him, he was off to do volunteer work at the church or the library. I know he will be missed there as he will be to us.

Ann Lofaro

October 4, 2020

Uncle Bill...the best.

Taylor Moulton

October 3, 2020

I am sad to say that I just learned of Cousin Bill's passing. I last visted him in June 2019 when I was in town. Although not as mobile, he was still as sharp as ever. I will miss him, but know he is with Cousin Eleanor again. Thoughts, and prayer during this time.

Dennis Joyce

September 30, 2020

Our family had the honor of meeting Mr. Bill at RUMC. He was very special. Upon meeting him our Uncle Bud told us what an awesome friendship the two of them had over the years. He was our Uncle (L E (Bud) Avera Jr's) best man over 60 years ago and he remembered it as he said "Just like it was yesterday." Rest in Peace Mr Bill.

Barry Melton

September 28, 2020

RIP, Old friend & great man.


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