Jory Wayne Malone, 43, of Benton, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on June 12, 2019. He was the husband of Abby Malone and father to Hannah Malone and Aurélia Malone. He was born in Benton, Ar, son of Kevin Malone and Darlene McCanless, and brother to Benjamin Malone.
Jory was many things to many people; a loving husband and father, coach, friend, a brother, uncle, son…
He was the owner of Revolution Mixed Martial Arts in Benton. He had a long history of competing in Mixed Martial Arts and his favorite: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He earned many titles through his competition years. After his years of many successful competitions, he transitioned to a coach and mentor to many. In addition to coaching at his gym, he started and spent several years coaching the Benton High School Wrestling team.
He loved reading and studying to improve his knowledge of his life’s work. One thing that stood out about Jory was his ability to retain mass amounts of knowledge. People often referred to him as an encyclopedia; someone who had an answer for any question. He often enjoyed walking his dogs at the park and listening to audio books to expand his knowledge about relevant topics or attending seminars to further expand his knowledge. He had a coaching accreditation from the University of Colorado and completed an advanced neuroscience course with the University of Jerusalem. He never stopped improving himself and was committed to being a coach that improved people not just physically but mentally, emotionally and more. He was committed to building “the whole person”, and did just that for many. One of the core principles of his teaching was to “serve something greater than yourself”, and he did just that with his life.
He enjoyed shooting and received awards for his marksmanship during his military service. He loved and believed in serving his country and used his talents to help local law enforcement and military in ways he could: raising funds, offering training seminars.
Jory loved the outdoors and mountains. He enjoyed taking small vacations to a cabin in the woods and loved spending his time with his family “doing nothing”. He was not always a man of many words but instead deep thoughts.