David Gene Malcolm

June 5, 1962 ~ April 23, 2021 (age 58)


Pinckneyville- David Gene "Super Dave" Malcolm, age 58, of Pinckneyville, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

David was born in Creal Springs on June 5, 1962, and raised the son of Walter and Mabel (Trotter) Sims.  He married Dorothea Watson in Pinckneyville on October 25, 2017. She survives. 

David, being a jack-of-all-trade, was known by his family to be a Mr. Fix it.  In his spare time, he was an avid fisherman. He was a compassionate man, which showed in his love of animals and his many rescues, whom he proudly gave a forever home. He loved and cherished his family, they could always count on him for "having their back." He will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved him. 

Survivors include his wife- Dorothea Malcolm of Pinckneyville
Step-sons- Thomas James Hisaw of Bend, Oregon
     Harley Joe and Tara Cornwall of Salem, Oregon
     Brandon Chase Cornwall of Pinckneyville
Step-Grandson- Victor Sebastian Cornwall of Salem, Oregon
Daughter- Holly Roberts of Du Quoin
Sister- Louise and Stanley Mathis of Pinckneyville
Sister- Dawn and Mike Umberger of Herrin
Brother- Charles and Sandra Sims of Cherokee Village, Arkansas
Birth Mother- Georgia Ferrell of Marion
Several Nieces and Nephews
His rescued furbabies he cherished

He was preceded in death by his parents who raised him, two brothers- Walter Eugene Sims and Herman Earl Sims, one sister- Linda Kay Cantrell, and his birth father- Joseph Curtis Malcolm.

Family and friends are invited to gather for an informal slumber room viewing on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home (11 S. Hickory Street; Du Quoin, IL) to say their final goodbyes to a most wonderful and loving man prior to cremation rites. 

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home; 11 S. Hickory Street; Du Quoin, IL 62832. 

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April 30, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Slumber Room of Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home
11 S. Hickory Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832

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