Eugene (Gene) Mallory — 1925-2014

May 2, 1925 – August 26, 2014

Gene Mallory, as he was known to his family and friends, a native of Mineola, Texas was born May 2, 1925 and died August 26, 2014.
Both of his parents died when he was a child and he was raised by his grandmother, Lula Little, and his Aunt Ruth.
Immediately after graduation from high school he enrolled at Southern Methodist University but World War Two interrupted his school studies and he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the Central European Theatre.
When discharged, Gene again enrolled at SMU and in 1948 received his degree in business. He was a member of the Reserves and got called back to service during the Korean War. After this service, Gene returned to Mineola and took a job with Benham & Company where he became Secretary-Treasurer.

In 1958 he was appointed as the Mineola Postmaster where he served four years and then returned to Benham and Company where he remained until 1985 when he retired. Gene was the husband Lou Mallory a long-time member of the Wood County Texas Genealogical Society (WCGSTX).

After his return to Mineola Gene became very involved in community affairs and served as Secretary of the Mineola Memorial Library Board, president of the Tyler Camellia Society, secretary of the Mineola Heritage Association, member of the Mineola Historical Museum Board, secretary of the Mineola Rotary Club for many years, secretary of the Mineola Country Club, Republican County Chairman, and a member of the Mineola Zoning Board. He was one of the very early members of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church where he served as Junior Warden, and also taught a Sunday School class.

Gene was preceded in death by his son, Bill Mallory, and is survived by his wife, Lou Mallory, and their daughter, Mary Mallory. Burial was in Cedars Memorial Cemetery, Mineola.

He was well-known in his home community, greater Wood County, and the East Texas area. He and Lou have many friends in the WCGSTX and the area. 

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One Response

  1. We only today received notice of Gene’s death. His loss is felt personally by many members of our society.

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