James Malcom "Malc" Cave

Aug 21 1924 - Aug 15 2013

James Malcom "Malc"


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James Malcom “Malc” Cave (Brother Cave) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 15th, 2013, at Veterans Administration Home of The Brave Hospice, Dallas, Texas. 

Malcom was born August 21, 1924 in Princeton, Texas to Alton Loyd and Lucille (Hammond) Cave.  They lived in Princeton and Melissa where Malc attended school and was active in sports.  On one of the visits to watch basketball in Blue Ridge, he met the love of his life, Ava Yvonne Myrick.  He told his friend that night she was the girl he would marry, which he did in 1943.  Malc was a proud WWII veteran, having served our country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Harris, APA-2.   

After WWII, Malc returned to Melissa.  Jobs were scarce for the soldiers but he did find work through a government sponsored program with Finney’s Bakery in McKinney, Texas.   Soon after, Malc and Ava moved to Houston where he found employment with Houston Power.  Malc accepted God’s call to ministry which took them to Corpus Christi, Texas, where he attended the University of Corpus Christi Seminary.  He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1952 in Leesville, Texas.  After serving as pastor in South Texas (Hope, Yoakum, Leesville) a move to McKinney in 1954 resulted in the start of the Victory Baptist Church (later known as McKinney Baptist Temple).  He also served in ministry throughout Collin County, Arlington and Antlers, OK. 

At the time of his death, he was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ennis, Texas.  There he served in his later years ministering at Kevin’s Halfway House, Sunday School teaching at Tabernacle, and preached in various churches in the area.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Ava;  four daughters: Lavon Fisher and husband Bentley of Bella Vista, AR;  Sherry Schlager of Larsen, WI and Ennis, Texas; Rebecca Tomberlin and husband Paul of Scurry, Texas; Deborah Tarpley and husband Don of McKinney, Texas.  Also, grandchildren: Tina Fisher-Shirley, B.J. Fisher, L. Noel Moore (Joni), Kimberly Moore-Reoh (Darren), Bradly Tomberlin (Julie), Heather Tomberlin-Smith (Thomas), Natalie Tomberlin-White ( Jason), Bryan Williams (Shannon), Stephen Williams (Krissie), Cody Tarpley, Greg Tarpley (Diana), Kevin Tarpley, and Bridgette Leonard;  22 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by brother-in-law Billy Meadows, as well as a host of other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred Cole-Dunderdale and Helen Meadows; brothers George Cave, Herman Cave, and Alvin Cave; granddaughter Angela Rhea Moore, great-grandson Jarod Isaac Moore, son-in-law Randy Schlager, and grandson-in-law Mark Shirley;  nieces Sharon Cole-Binger, Vicki Cave, and nephew Alton “Bubba” Cave.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Turrentine- Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.  The funeral service will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow.  Burial will immediately follow the service in Blue Ridge Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations to the family or charity of their choice.