The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 23, 2013

Alex Mallory Jr.

The Commercial-News

---- — Alex Mallory Jr., 89, of Danville, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Presence USMC, Danville.

Services will begin at noon Thursday, Oct. 24, at the VA Protestant Chapel, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, with Chaplain Brian Manigold officiating. Visitation will be for an hour prior. Burial will be in Danville National Cemetery, with military honors by the American Legion Post. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Danville VFW or the VA Palliative Care Unit.

Alex was born March 2, 1924, in Penrod, Ky., to Alex and Mollie (Whittaker) Mallory Sr.

He attended school in Penrod, Ky., later enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and served during WWII. After the war, Alex returned to Beech Creek, Ky., where he worked at Beech Creek Coal Company. He later moved to Hammond, Ind., and worked for the Betz Corporation. In 1955, the Betz Corporation moved Alex to Danville to work at Bohn Aluminum, where he stayed until 1986 when he retired.

Alex was a former member of American Legion Post 210, a lifetime member of the Danville VFW 728 and the Danville War Dads. He was instrumental in getting the Danville War Dads started, participated in the VFW Ritual Team for many years, and loved calling and working Bingo at the VFW, War Dads and the UAW.

Alex married Eva Rainwater in 1946, and the two later divorced. He remarried in 1966 to Katherine Ann Rutan Potter; she preceded him in death in 1999.

Survivors include his children, David (Carol) Mallory, Fred Mallory, Rickey (Linda) Mallory, Carolyn (George) Webb and Danny (Diane) Potter; his son-in-law, Gene Megenhardt; a daughter-in-law, Toni Potter; grandchildren, Tammy Bales, Shawn (Kristen) Megenhardt, David Mallory Jr., Dustin Mallory, Dawn (Cory) Listener, Diane Coleman, Joseph (Shelley) Mallory, Amanda Mallory, George (Lisa) Crawley Jr., Barbara (Roger) Hawkins, Dawnette (Kevin) Benson, Kristen (Brian) Rum-schlog, and Scott (Megan) Potter; several great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ardith Chevront; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Katherine; a daughter, Virginia Megenhardt; a son, Terry Potter; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Mallory; and several brothers and a sister.

The family would also like to thank the staff at Colonial Manor Nursing Home and the VA Palliative Care Unit for the excellent care that Alex received.

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