Lawrence “Sonny” Malson Jr., passed away on March 1, 2018 at the Donnell House of Washington, PA.
He was born on August 3, 1938 in Wheeling, WV, son of the late Lawrence Sr., and Stella Myers Malson.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Sue Slyder Malson on July 19, 2017, and beloved uncle, Ralph Myers.
He was a member of IOOF Lodge of Wheeling, WV, where he was Past Grand. He was an active member in W.A.V.F.D. and served as Past President of the Boosters and Treasurer of the Relief Fund since 1990. He was on the West Alexander Cemetery Board since 1976, and he was treasurer of the West Alexander Dartball League in the past.
Sonny was a graduate of West Alexander High School. He retired from Zappi Oil Company, Washington, PA in March of 2006. He drove a truck for Don Swart Trucking for 7 years, sold John Deere equipment for 13 years, and helped restore John Deere Lawn and Garden Tractors with his sons. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing – especially at the cabin he built just outside of Tylersburg, PA.
He leaves behind his three sons, Jeff (Laurie) Malson of West Alexander, PA, Ed (Tammy) Malson of West Alexander, PA, and Scot Malson of Warwood, WV; four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jessica) Malson of Pittsburgh, PA, Jennifer Malson of West Alexander, PA, Ashley (Dustin) Yoder of Washington, PA, and Heath (Shannon) Malson of Avella, PA; six great-grandchildren, Cadence, Eva, Olivia, Shyanne, Bentlee, and Landon; sister, Velma Taggart Hewitt of Wheeling, WV; brother, Bill (Sue) Malson of Beech Bottom, WV; several nieces and nephews, and his beloved puppy “Precious”.
Friends will be received on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from noon until the time of service at 5 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311) with Randy Polan officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to West Alexander Volunteer Fire Department (W.A.V.F.D.), PO Box 208, West Alexander, PA 15376.
Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.