Bill W. Malott

Published 8:20 am Monday, February 6, 2017

Bill W. Malott


Bill W. Malott, 72, of Danville, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Born August 15, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Bill Richard and Wilhelmina Hurtt Malott.

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Bill was a 1962 graduate of Danville High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He studied drafting at Somerset Technical College.

Bill began his career as a draftsman at Grafton Press followed by GE in Atlanta and Corning Glass Works in Danville, where he remained in the human resources field through his career as a scheduler and supervisor and continued at Phillips Lighting Company until his retirement.

He was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved to garden, raise vegetables and care for his yard. Reading and travel were his hobbies and they looked forward to going to Kiawah Island, South Carolina every year.

Bill could frequently be seen walking at Millenium Park. Bill was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He was an avid UK basketball fan and he and Susan went on their first date to a UK basketball game.

In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a son, Richard Grady Malott.

Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan Tucker Malott; a daughter, Michelle Malott (Brian Palkovic) Bigelow of Estero, Florida; and two grandsons, Jackson Cade Bigelow and Hudson Grady Bigelow.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday at Bellevue Cemetery. Rev. Mike Voigts will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Gibson, Gary Gibson, John Tucker and Dr. Warren Nash.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice or the Boyle County Public Library. The online guestbook is available at