Business Hall of Fame inducts Malone
— Percy Malone, left, and School of Business Dean Marc Miller.
Arkadelphia businessman and former Arkansas State Sen. Percy Malone was inducted into Henderson State University’s School of Business Hall of Fame April 20. The induction highlighted the annual Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet held in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom.
Malone is president and owner of W.P. Malone Inc., which includes a chain of AllCare Pharmacies across Arkansas.
After receiving his pharmacy degree in 1965, Malone began working with I.B. Fuller in Arkadelphia. Fuller became a mentor for his community involvement, which has ranged from serving on the Board of Directors of the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce to serving as a delegate to Arkansas’s Constitutional Convention in 1980.
Malone served in the Arkansas Senate from 2001- 2012 representing the 26th Senate District, which included all of Clark, Dallas, and Nevada Counties, and parts of Columbia and Ouachita Counties.
He served as chairman of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, chairman of the Administrative Rules and Regulations Committee and chairman of the Task Force on Abused and Neglected Children. He also held membership on numerous other committees and subcommittees including the Joint Budget Committee, Arkansas Legislative Council and the Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee just to name a few.
Malone also served as state representative for House District 36 from 1995 to 1999, which included parts of Clark and Nevada Counties. In this capacity, he served as co-chairman of the Joint Budget Committee and as a member of the Insurance and Commerce Committee, the Public Health and Welfare Committee, and other important committees and subcommittees.
Malone was named one of Arkansas’s Top 10 Legislators by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1999 and 2003. Throughout his legislative career, he has worked to support public education and health care initiatives, protect Arkansas consumers, and provide opportunities for economic growth.
Malone and his wife Donna are members of Third Street Baptist Church in Arkadelphia. He has two adult daughters, Amy Malone Norcross and Emily Malone Ervin, and five grandchildren.