Larry Joel Malone, 78, of Big Spring, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Larry was born Dec. 28, 1935 in Portales, N.M. to the late Ish and Ruth Malone.
After graduating high school, Larry attended Eastern New Mexico State University and studied engineering. In his engineering career he had worked for several large engineering companies and then founded his own company, IDI. After retiring from IDI, he soon returned to work as an independent consultant. Larry was also a private pilot and in the later years enjoyed flying radio controlled planes. He also loved to shoot guns and was a member of the NRA.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Malone of Big Spring; his son, Rick Cluck and wife, Debbie of Arlington, Texas; his daughter, Kimberly Hatfield and husband, Bruce of Lake JB Thomas; three grandchildren, Kristen Taylor, Mike Cluck, and Matt Cluck; one great grandson, Sam Taylor; and one brother, Ronald Malone and wife, Sharon of Albuquerque, NM.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Blake Allen.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, c/o Andre Clark, P. O. Box 2121, Big Spring, Texas 79721-2121 or to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com