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1945 Bill 2024

James Maloy

February 4, 1945 — April 17, 2024


James William Maloy (Bill) met his Savior, and gloriously reunited with many friends and family on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Bill was a spectacular force of nature. He truly embodied the stuff of legends and his impact on our lives was massive. We are grateful he is at peace and have great hope that we will be together again.

Bill was born on February 4th, 1945, in Waco TX, to L.H. & Minnie Maloy. He was the 4th of their seven children. He assumed a very nurturing, brotherly role, based on which siblings you talk to, and was devoted to his family. His childhood was marked by the incredible gifts of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

His Texas roots delved deep into generations of ranching and farming history, and his parents raised him to have faith, a strong work ethic and loyalty to family. He graduated from Reicher Catholic High School in 1963, where he played football and lead his team to two consecutive State Championship victories. He went on the attend Texas Tech University and was a member of the Chi Rho Catholic fraternity where he forged many life-long friendships. He fell in love with the University and the city of Lubbock, or God's country, as he frequently called it, and continued his support for both throughout his life. His college years were interluded by his military career. Bill voluntarily entered the Army and trained as a Huey Helicopter pilot. He served in Vietnam with the ranking of Captain. During this time, he earned many prestigious medals, but the most significate was the Bronze Star with "V" device awarded to him for his heroic achievement in protecting his unit during ground combat.

Once home from Vietnam, he married Pamela Ruhl from Michigan. After finishing his military career and graduating from Texas Tech with a BBA degree in finance, they settled in Lubbock and had two children, David & Tiffin. His career started with Continental Oil Company, then Lubbock National Bank, and ultimately culminating a 50-year tenure at Sentry Property Management, where he worked his way up from supervisor to eventually president and owner. He built his business model around honesty, trust, integrity and, most important, compassion. He had many beloved employees throughout his years and developed strong relationships with his clients and the entire community.

He had a servant's heart and was always there to lend a hand to any friend, family or employee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Lubbock Country Cub. He served the Lubbock community in so many facets. He chaired the Zoning Board of Adjustments for years before being elected to the City Council where he was an instrumental part in bringing the Omnimax to the city. He was on the Board of Directors for the Lubbock Apartment Association for four decades and held the role of President multiple times. His commitment to his community was a testament to his character and a source of inspiration to all.

Bill's journey later in life found a new purpose and joy in the love he shared with Kimmie. They filled each other's hearts and souls for the last 30 years, a bond that was unshakable in the most trying of times, and a testament to the enduring force of love from the Texas lady who won his heart. They spent the last decade travelling (always by car) and no matter the distance, he made his way to his family where he was the heart of many celebrations. At Christmas he spoiled us with his secret homemade BBQ sauce, eggnog (always a little too strong), and, of course, the $2 bills which adorned the family Christmas tree. He relished late night card games, music and laughs with his siblings. His fidelity to his family intensified with the arrival of his grandkids. That is when "Papa" entered our world! His eight grandchildren filled his heart beyond measure, and Papa will continue to live in our hearts for generations, and his legacy will turn into legend.

As we say goodbye to this infamous man with the boldest & beautiful voice, we celebrate a life radiant with love, laughter, strength and plenty of spirit. He cherished his wife, family and friends, especially those who kept him going these last years at the "board meetings". There was always a good time to be had by Bill Maloy and may that jubilant spirit steer us on. He is survived by his wife, Kim, her two children Kalie and Kelby; his two children, David Maloy & wife Christy; Tiffin & husband Lucas Hanna, his precious grandchildren Colton, Bailey, Tessa, Molly, Harper, Thomas, Emma and Jonah, and countless family members.

Details about the service can be found on the Combest Family Funeral Home's website.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

2316 Broadway Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, May 6, 2024

10:15 - 10:45 am (Central time)

DFW National Cemetery Dallas, TX

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211

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