Eddie Maloney, President and CEO of Cowboy Maloney’s died on Wednesday at the age of 71, WLBT reports.
Family members confirmed Maloney died as a result illness related to lung disease.
Maloney’s legacy includes 13 Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City Appliance Centers across the state. He was also the first in the world to sell DirectTV home satellite systems.
Maloney also served as the former president of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, Jackson Preparatory School Foundation, County Club of Jackson, chairman of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, President of the Country Club of Jackson, St. Dominic’s Hospital Foundation, St. Catherine Village Foundation and Hospice of Mississippi.
Maloney also co-owner of the Jackson Generals baseball clubs and the Jackson Mets.
Maloney leaves behind a wife, three children and four grandchildren.