CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A scholarship has been established at the University of Cincinnati honoring William Mallory Sr.
The Mallory family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to The William L. Mallory, Sr. Scholarship Fund at the University of Cincinnati.
"There has been an incredible outpouring of support throughout the community for the loss of William L. Mallory, Sr.," a statement from the Mallory family said.
Mallory, 82, died Dec. 10. He served 28 years in the Ohio House of Representatives starting in 1966. Mallory was the first African-American to serve as majority floor leader in the Ohio House.
A memorial service is 10 a.m. Sunday at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.
Mallory's children followed him into public service.
Sons William Jr. and Dwane are Hamilton County Municipal Court judges.
Son Mark served eight years at Cincinnati mayor, leaving office on Nov. 30. Mark also served in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate.
Son Dale is a member of the Ohio House. Son Joe is an elections administrator at the Hamilton County Board of Elections. Daughter Leslie Mallory is a lottery sales representative with the Ohio Lottery Commission.