WOODBINE, Ga. — Vincent E. "Vince" Malson, 71, of Woodbine, Ga., died peacefully at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1941, at Fort Scott to Charlie and Lucille (George) Malson. The family lived in Erie and moved to Great Bend, where he graduated from Great Bend High School in 1959.
He married Rhonda Peters on Aug. 3, 1974, in Ventura, Calif.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ventura. He enjoyed working, hunting, going to lakes and water skiing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Malson loved playing jokes and greeting everyone that crossed his path with a smile on his face. Vince had the gift of forgiveness and seeing the good in everyone he met. In addition to his wife he is survived by five children, Dwayne Malson and his wife, Patti, of Bakersfield, Calif., Donald Malson and his wife, Alice, of Woodbine, Ga., Robert Malson of Ventura, Calif., and Christopher Malson of Bakersfield, Calif.; his daughter, Jenifer Franco and her husband, Daniel, of Ventura, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, his twin brother Victor Malson of Parsons and Charles Malson of Camarillo, Calif.; his sister, Virginia Schnickels of Uniontown; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Austin Malson; a brother, Hollis Malson; and a sister, Norma Lee Spear.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 112 N. 26th St. A graveside service will follow at East Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held in Ventura at a later date.
The family suggests memorials to the Brown-Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 704, 101 Main, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.