Edward Maddox


Edward J. Maddox
In the early dawn of a new day, Rev. Edward J. Maddox, 74, arose triumphantly from pain and sickness and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus, at 12:28 a.m. on December 23, 2010, while at his home in Springfield, IL.
He was born on September 26, 1936 in St. Louis, MO., the son of James F. and Marie Maddox. He married Nancy Jane Clendenny of Hamburg, IL. on September 11, 1960.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Velora Haas.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons E.J. (Sheril) Maddox II of Springfield, and Stan (Tammy) Maddox of Columbus, Indiana; grandsons Scott and Greg Maddox; granddaughters Amelia and Alyssa Maddox; brother James P. (Gerry) Maddox of Houston, TX.; an aunt, Henrietta “Bobby” Easton of Worthington, OH; and several cousins, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He graduated from Mascoutah High School in 1954, and McKendree College in Lebanon, IL in 1958. He attended seminaries in Missouri and Washington, D.C. He served as a minister in Illinois, Missouri and Washington, D.C. He was a grade school and high school teacher in Calhoun County, IL., and a social worker for the State of Illinois. He served as pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Petersburg, IL for 25 years, and retired in January 2005.
Due to the potential for significant health risks to family members with allergic breathing difficulties, the family requests that memorial contributions be considered in lieu of flowers or plants. Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, IL., or the John Wesley United Methodist School for Secondary Education in Liberia, in care of the First United Methodist Church – West, 2924 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield IL.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church – West, Springfield IL., with the Reverend Roger Ross officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, IL.
Online condolences and memories of Ed may be shared at www.edmaddox.com