Walter R. Mallonee age 88, of Greenville and formerly of Fairborn passed away at 4:41 A.M. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Otterbein Retirement Community of Lebanon. Walter was born May 12, 1927 in Dayton to the late Walter Ray & Gladys (Dolph) Mallonee.
Walter is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Richard & Deb Mallonee of Fairborn; daughter & son-in-law, Kathleen & Earl G. Cadenhead of Franklin; and brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Roberta Mallonee of Beavercreek.
In addition to his parents, Walter was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Burnett) Mallonee on June 28, 2003.
Walter served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from Wright Patterson Air Force base where he was a graphic artist. Walter resided at the Otterbein Retirement Community of Lebanon where he was active in the hand bell choir and men’s chorus and was active in the chancel choir at the United Methodist Church at Otterbein. Walter formerly resided at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville where he was choir director for many years.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Bible Fellowship Church 7757 Greenville-Celina Road in Greenville with Rev. Chris Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com