Ramon Daniel Mallow
Ramon Daniel Mallow
  • February 25, 1925 - October 27, 2017
  • Mesquite, Texas

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Ramon Daniel Mallow was born on February 25, 1925 to the parentage of Annie Harriet McWilliams and Ramon Mallow in Corsicana, Texas.

Dan, (his lifelong nickname) accepted Christ at an early age and spent his entire life following the teachings of the Bible and spreading the Gospel. He graduated from Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson High School in the Spring of 1943. Following High School graduation and during WWII he served 3 ½ years in the Navy.

In 1946 he married Billye Louise Fritz (1926-2014). From that union there were four children, Ramon Daniel Mallow, Jr., Faye Anne Mallow, Steven Fritz Mallow and Mary Louise Mallow.

In 1951, he earned a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from SMU. He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega and the Institute of Radio Engineers. At SMU he was active in the Radio Amateurs Radio Club and the Independent Students Organization. He became a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas in 1954.

Through his 50 plus year career, he was employed as a Weapons System Engineer, Aerospace Engineer and Fire Protection Engineer.

In the early 1970’s, he began focusing on the Fire Protection Industry and formed his own company Mallow Associates, Inc. He became a registered Fire Protection Engineer in Texas and California. His main focus was reviewing fire sprinkler blueprints to assure compliance with NFPA standards. He was considered an expert witness for Fire Sprinkler Systems and was nationally renowned for his expertise in Fire Protection. He was active with the American Fire Sprinkler Association and taught their Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship courses nationally. While teaching these classes, he was instrumental in re-writing and updating the training curriculum used in those courses. Mallow Associates, Inc. was also an OEM, manufacturing and distributing Ergonomic Strength Test Devices, Fire Protection Test devices and associated components. He semi-retired in 1993.

While he had a very busy career in the work world, his real passion was developing and supporting various church missions. He was instrumental in developing the Church of Christ mission field in Honduras and worked tirelessly to help that mission grow. He always referred to himself as being a vocational missionary and had played a leading roll in planting three Church of Christ congregations in the Arlington, TX area. In 1960 he wrote and was the copywriter of the document entitled ”Scientific Management of the Church” in an effort to help congregations to manage themselves in changing times.

In 1963, he and his family took up the missionary task of establishing a Church of Christ congregation in West Islip, L.I., N.Y. After nearly 4 years in New York, he and his family returned to Texas and settled in the Richardson area, where Dan continued to promote mission work at the Richardson East Church of Christ. He eventually became a member of the Mesquite Church of Christ and was on their missions committee from approximately 1977 until his death.

He taught Bible classes at all levels wherever his church membership was placed. He mentored many young men in their Christianity and was a great source of encouragement to them in their spiritual and educational endeavors.

He was an accomplished writer and had penned many documents regarding church management, technical issues pertaining to the industry he worked in and personal matters. In 2013, he began writing his autobiography, but it was unfinished at the time of his death.

He was a lifetime Boy Scout and involved his sons in that organization. He attained the level of Eagle Scout and was inducted into The Order of the Arrow which is a scouting honor. He was a Scoutmaster for seventeen years.

He still managed to find time for hobbies, such as camping, fishing and stamp collecting, and was a licensed amateur radio operator.

He leaves to mourn his passing: his sister Virginia Carmichael, children Ramon Daniel (Mr. Troll) Mallow Jr. and son John Clontz, Faye Price and husband Howard, Steve Mallow, Anna Olah and son Micah Wells, Mollye Watson and daughters Cindye (Carlos) Gutierrez, and Stephanye Watson. He also leaves to mourn four great granddaughters, six great grandsons and one great nephew.

He is preceded in death by wife Ena Hughes Mallow, two grandsons, Michael Price and Tamas Olah, one niece Cynthia Carmichael (aka Tahoma Iron feather) and one nephew Timothy Carmichael.

Officiating: Jeff Powers

Pallbearers: Micah Wells, John Clontz, Christopher Carmichael, Ronny D. Watson, Dennis Watson, Carlos Gutierrez