Ronald H. Malone Sr.


Mr. Ronald Harvey Malone Sr., 76, of Chincoteague Island, passed away Nov. 7, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and several close friends.

He was born April 23, 1945, to Kathryn Marie (Andrews) and Howard James Malone – who died prior to his birth.  Along with his mother, he was raised by his stepfather, Edwin “Dump” Charles Hill.

He was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 54 years, Pamela Theresa Malone; sister, Betty Holloway; sisters-in-law, Debbie Malone and Joan Carol Betts; and brother-in-law, Rick Betts.

He is survived by his son, Ronald Malone Jr., and his wife, Shawn, of Chincoteague Island; two granddaughters, Ronny Malone and boyfriend, Sam Richardson, of Chincoteague, and Kelsey Malone, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; brother, Ernest James Malone, of Salisbury, Md.; sister, Katherine Williams (Mike), of Lorton, Va.; brother-in-law, Donnie Holloway, of Chincoteague; sisters-in-law, Pat Betts, of Lakeland, Fla., and Deb Bender (Lou), of Chincoteague; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Ronnie graduated from Chincoteague High School in 1964. After high school, he worked for Burton Seafood and then the plywood plant as a foreman. After retirement, he and his wife owned  and operated Bill’s Restaurant for 15 years. Besides his love of Chincoteague, his passions included hunting, boating, going “Up Da Bay,” NASCAR, football, and anything his two granddaughters were involved in. He was a lifetime member and past president of Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Building Fund, P.O. Box 691, Chincoteague, VA 23336.

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Arrangements were made by Salyer Funeral Home, Chincoteague Island.
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