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Lester Eugene “Gene” Malcom, Jr.

LAKE BLACKSHEAR – Lester Eugene “Gene” Malcom, Jr., 70, of Lake Blackshear passed away Friday, September 16, 2016, at Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.  A graveside funeral service will be held for Mr. Malcom at 11:00 a.m.Monday, September 19, 2016, at Ty Ty First Baptist Church Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Dr. Bryan Bentley will officiate.  A celebration of life will be held in the church social hall immediately following the graveside service.

Tommy Massey, Damon Harper, Johnnie Smarr, Jeff Allison and Eddie Sklany will serve as pallbearers.

Born June 27, 1946 in Tift County, Mr. Malcom was the son of the late Lester Eugene Malcom, Sr. and Sara Dell Brown Malcom.  He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Army National Guard.  He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Cobb/Lake Blackshear and a member of the Americus Planning and Zoning Board.

Mr. Malcom is survived by his wife, Doris Mauldin Malcom of Lake Blackshear; one son and daughter-in-law, Curtis Lee and Laurie Malcom of Homerville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Tim Barnes of Camilla and Gina and Calvin Defenbau of Americus; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.  Services for the Malcom family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.malcom