James P. Maloney, 81, chairman of Coburn Supply Co., Beaumont, Texas, died Feb. 17 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., from complications following recent surgery. He was with Coburn Supply for more than 55 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer in the 8th Field Artillery Battalion. He served in Normandy, northern France, the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe. He received the Bronze Star; the GO 195XIX Corps medal; the European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign medal with five Bronze Stars; the American campaign medal; the American Defense medal; World War II

Victory medal and the Presidential Testimonial.

He is survived by sisters, nieces and nephews, including nephews Don Maloney, president of Coburn Supply, and A.J. Maloney Jr., executive vice president. He will be remembered for his graciousness, fairness, honesty and generosity, the company said.