Curtis Maloy Sr.
Graveside services will be held for Curtis Maloy Sr., 86, Clinton businessman for more than 70 years, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Arapaho Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in his Clinton home.
Curtis Raymond Maloy Sr. was born Nov. 30, 1931, to Ted Maloy and Bernice (Hardin) Maloy in Clinton. He was raised in Clinton and attended Clinton schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard in 1948 during his junior year of high school, and also worked with his father in the heating and air business while in high school. He graduated from high school in 1949.
After graduation Maloy enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years in Korea. He earned the rank of sergeant before receiving an honorable discharge in September of 1952. He received numerous honors while in the military including the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star, Army Occupation Medal in Japan, the United Nations Service Medal, and he was one of the very few to receive the Soldier’s Medal for Heroism.
In 1968 he married Lorretta Ann (Horrel) Wells in Clinton, and later married Treva (Isabel) Williams in 1979, also in Clinton.
After his military service Maloy returned to western Oklahoma and settled in Clinton, where he continued his career in the heating and air business. He was still servicing customers in western Oklahoma up until his death.
Maloy was an active member of the American Legion and served in many capacities. His hobby was his work.
He was a longtime member of the Custer Avenue Baptist Church, where he helped lead singing. Along with others in the church he sang at many funerals and at local nursing homes and at the Clinton Veterans Center.
Maloy was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a step-mother, Zella Maloy; and a brother, Ted Maloy.
Survivors include his son, Curtis Maloy Jr., and wife Lori, and their son Cole, all of Shawnee; a step-son, Robert Williams and wife Euridice of Saint Croix, Virgin Islands; a step-daughter, Cylinda Nonast and husband Rodney of Cordell; and two brothers, Lynn Maloy and wife Louise of Arapaho and Bob Haney and wife Sharon of San Antonio, Texas.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Rev. Tim Sandy and under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.