Arthur Lee Malone

March 20, 1948July 27, 2012

Arthur Lee Malone,

64, of Tempe passed away on July 27, 2012, with his family by his side in Chandler, Arizona. He was born on March 20, 1948, in Tyler, Texas to Ben and Izora Malone. He earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. His accomplishments include being inducted into the Arizona State University's Sports Hall of Fame as well as being inducted into the Santa Cruz Valley Union High School Hall of Fame, October 15, 2010. Art was a second round draft pick for the Atlanta Falcons in 1970. A retired Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles fullback, he is listed as number seventy-seven in Arizona's Athletes of the Century. After he retired from football he worked in the Dean of Students office at Arizona State University. Then he worked as a Program Coordinator in the Athletic Department at Arizona State University. After working for twenty-two years at Arizona State University, he retired. His favorite pastimes included going to Park N Swap, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; Ben and Izora Malone, brother; D.M. Malone, and daughter; Sonja Malone. He is survived by his wife; Carolyn J. Malone, children; Art Malone Jr., D'Anne McDaniel, Erika Lugo, Sasha Malone, Ilana Malone, and Erin Malone, grandchildren: Carrissa Moon, Nicole White, Faith Malone, Donovan McDaniel, Keon McDaniel, Jeremiah Kirkland, Saint Fields, and Josiah Malone, and by one great grandson John White.


  • Memorial Service at Resthaven Park Mortuary Saturday, August 4, 2012

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George Guiver

August 6, 2014

My wife and I managed different Goodwill stores. Art would come by from time to time. It was always a pleasure to see him. Such a positive guy., We were very sad to hear of his passing. But now, he's telling stories to the angels. Thanks Art...

Erin Malone

April 11, 2013

I love and miss my dad!!! I will never forget all you have taught me!!!! I wish you were still here.

Sasha Malone

January 18, 2013

I miss my father he will always live on, all heros have a way of doing that I want to thank all of you for your continued love and support thank you for never forgetting him, his name, his legacy.

Sasha Malone

December 5, 2012

Many thanks to all who came out and supported our family. My father was truly loved by so many people. His life was football that is all he spoke about most of the time. His legacy will forever live on. Sasha Malone, Arizona

Ida Malone Jackson

November 23, 2012

I am sorry to hear about your recent loss. I wish that I would have had the opportunity to meet him. My dad told me a long time ago that we were cousins to Benny and Art. He was born in Arp, Tx and grew up in Troupe (Terrell P. Malone). My prayers are with you as you celebrated his homegoing.

Karen Moore

September 16, 2012

I am sorry for your lost. May God give you strength. I know how it feels to lose a father (Delaware Moore) his cousin. God is able.

Debra Lewis

August 20, 2012

To the Malone family I'm so sorry for your loss, may God give you peace in time of your bereavement

Lisa Hale-Douglas

August 11, 2012

Art was an amazing Man, Father, husband, and friend. I am thankful for meeting and working with Art. He was a father figure who took me under his wings and I am grateful God placed him in my life to guide me.

Exodus 33:14  My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
Today may you find comfort, for God is present to walk with you through this difficult time of  loss . . .

May you find peace, for God is present to care for your deepest need . . .
May you find hope, for God is present to assure you of His guidance in the days ahead.
You are in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers.
Love, prayers and blessing to the Malone Family,

Lisa Hale-Douglas

Cathy Coleman

August 10, 2012

Our deepest sympathies to the Malone family ~ we send our love and prayers to you all. Cathy, Pete and Suzie Coleman

Ken Burrow

August 9, 2012

My Prayers go out to the Friends and Family of Art Malone.
It was a Honor and extreme pleasure to have know Art but more importantly be able to go to battle with him on Sundays.WHAT A TEAMMATE!!
I know one thing YOU NEVER had to worry about Art handling his job on that field and i can tell you when ever i'd go back to the huddle and see that huge grin on Arts face I new it was going to be fun watching film on Mondays because Art had lit some players up that game.
RIP My Man and Thanks for Being The Man you Were...