Durrel J. Malloy, 85


Durrel J. Malloy, 85, of Coffeen, died on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at 4:09 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Coffeen with the Rev. Eugene Dunkley officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen with military rites by V. F. W. Post #1306 and American Legion Post #425.

Mr. Malloy was born on Dec. 16, 1931, in White Town, near Coffeen, to Jerome and May (Gains) Malloy. He married Betty Carlock on Dec. 24, 1955, at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, and she survives.

He was a 1949 graduate of Coffeen High School and went on to attend some college.

Mr. Malloy served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He retired from CIPS/Ameren Coffeen Power Station as an electrician.

A volunteer for Coffeen Fire Department for 50 years, Mr. Malloy was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Coffeen, V.F.W. Post #1306 in Taylor Springs and Rocky Ford Park in Coffeen.

Mr. Malloy loved sports, especially watching his grandchildren play, gardening and traveling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Derek Malloy of Cypress, CA, Lance (wife Mary) Malloy of Fillmore, Felicia Malloy of Springfield and Blake (Julia) Malloy of Coffeen; eight grandchildren, Mirranda Guyot, Noelan Malloy, Evan Malloy, Alex Malloy, Owen Malloy, Ian Malloy, Brandon Malloy and Aubree Malloy; three great-grandchildren, Nick, Makael and Waylon; as well as siblings, Mary Mansfield of Woodriver, Zala Meyer of Hillsboro and Lila (husband Arthur) Mazzier of Wheaton.

Mr. Malloy was preceded in death by his parents; as well as siblings, Drexel Malloy, Carl T. Malloy and Carroll Malloy.

Memorials may be directed to Traylor Cemetery in Coffeen or Hillsboro Sports Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.tobermandeanfh.com.