November 25, 2021
Raymond Earl Malone, 80, died at home in Beavercreek, Ohio, on Nov. 17, 2021 after battling leukemia. Born Jan. 19, 1941, in McNairy County, Tenn., to his late parents, Robert Mack Malone and Annie Lorene Staton.
In July 1960, Raymond joined the Air Force. It was when stationed at Schilling AFB, Salina, Kan., that he met his wife, Johnita Reed. He traveled and lived around the world with his family, ending his 20 year Air Force career at Tinker AFB, Okla., in September 1980. He was a proud veteran having served a year in Vietnam. In the military, he made friends and memories that lasted a...