Ernest Falloon, 87, of Columbia, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at Candlelight Lodge.
Ernie was born to the late Walter and Grace (Hardesty) Falloon in Crawford County, MO, in November 1924, the youngest boy in a family of four boys and four girls. He attended a one-room school, New Rock, through 8th grade and graduated from Sullivan High School in 1943. After high school Ernie enlisted in the Army and completed basic training at Fort McClellan, AL.
On May 27, 1951 he was united in marriage to Norma Wade and she preceded him in death on June 8, 2010.
Ernie and Norma loved to travel. They traveled all over the world, visiting every continent except for Antarctica. He was a member of Woodlandville United Methodist Church. Ernie volunteered for a long list of organizations including the University Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Show-Me State Games, Voluntary Action Center, Columbia Visitors Center, Jesse Concert Series and many more.
In May 2012, Ernie (accompanied by his daughter) flew to Washington, D.C. on the 18th Central Missouri Honor Flight.
Ernie is survived by one daughter, Sandy Falloon, of Columbia; sister, Doris Condra and husband Herb of Columbia and brother, Louis Falloon and wife Dona, of Sullivan, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Ray Falloon and three sisters, Ellen Falloon Ring, Lola Falloon and Reeta Fallon Schramm.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow the service in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Meals on Wheels, Advantage Hospice or charity of donor’s choice.
Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com