James Malone was born January 1, 1946 to James and Rose Malone of Lakeland, Florida. He passed away on April 27, 2018 surrounded by family and friends in Bartow, Florida.
James is proceeded in his passing by his parents. He leaves behind his wife Kathy of 53 years, his four daughters, Jennifer Malone, Mary Wiggins, (Maxwell) Melissa Crosby, (Tommy) Rose Sherman (Michael) all of Bartow, Florida and one son James Malone Jr. of Winter Haven, Florida. Additionally, he leaves behind six siblings, ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. There are many nieces and nephews as well.
James loved more than anything else the time he spent with his grandchildren, his great grandchildren, the neighbors children, because it kept the child in him alive. James had a heart for children and animals. One of his biggest hobbies was to ensure that all children and animals knew that they were loved and valued. His second love was fishing. He was not only a commercial fisherman, he fished as a hobby. When James was not fishing, he could be found working on his 1985 GMC Truck.
James was a simple man who lived a simple life and enjoyed his life to the fullest. He will be missed dearly.