Donald Lee “Donnie” Malone, age 54, of Tippecanoe, passed away suddenly and tragically early Saturday morning, Jan. 23, 2021, from an apparent heart attack, with his loving wife and son by his side.
   Born Nov. 9, 1966 in Canton, Ohio he was the youngest son of William P. “Bill” Malone and Kathleen R. “Kathy” Stertzbach Malone of Carrollton, who survive.
   On New Year’s Eve 2002, Don married his love, Shannon N. Devore Malone at the Deersville United Methodist Church in an intimate candlelight ceremony. Their son, Nicolas Ray of the home, was born on Dec. 1, 2005. Don is also survived by his daughter Sadye (Derik) Herrington, who bless Don with grandchildren Dawson and Bailey; a son Donald Christopher Malone; a brother Mark (Katie) Malone and nephews Matt and Andrew Malone. Completing Don’s family is his fur baby Molly; mother-in-law Shelley Devore, brothers and sisters-in-law Travis and Nikki Devore and Kyle and Sarah Devore; a nephew Dakoda Devore; a niece Harper Devore and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.
   Preceding Don in death is his father-in-law and good friend Chuck Devore, cousin Little Denny Malone, and numerous aunts and uncles.
   Don was a 1985 graduate from Carrollton High School who participated in their co-op internship program that allowed him to become an intern journeyman at Carrollton Graphics while still in high school. He spent his entire life as a press operator at various printing companies in the area and in the Carolina’s including Carrollton Graphics, Landolls, Rhodes, Vertis, Freeport Press, R.R. Donnelley and for the past 7 years he has worked as a certified digital printer at Carbonless and Cut Sheet Forms in New Concord, Ohio and was looking forward to retiring in a few years.
  This man was full of life, love, and ambition and will be missed by all who knew him. He absolutely would want us all to remember him as he was. Don was with Shannon and Nic on Jan. 22, 2021 doing some of the things he so loved to do. He was smiling, laughing, talking about future plans, and texting family. He was given 54 years to fight for the life he wanted until the good Lord needed him back.

   Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deersville United Methodist Church, 226 W Main St, Deersville with social distancing and face coverings required. At 2 p.m. a private service will be held in the church, and then a public graveside service will be held in Patterson Union Cemetery, Deersville at approximately 2:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Shannon Malone, for Nic’s college education, through an account that is being established at First National Bank, 105 Grant St, Dennison, Ohio 44621. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has
been entrusted with his arrangements.