John A. Maddox, age 76, of Linn passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011, at his residence.
John was born January 9, 1935, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Leslie Wayne and Nellie Grace (Lambeth) Maddox.
John attended school in Iowa and Fulton, Missouri.
On December 22, 1956, he was united in marriage to Ruby C. Hader in Cedar City, Missouri.
John was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Construction Industry Laborers Union.
He enjoyed farming, draft horses, and his mules. John's constant companions were two Pomeranians, Kodee and Kiara.
John is survived by: three sons, John W. Maddox and his wife Victoria of Chamois, Arthur L. Maddox and Travis A. Maddox both of Linn; five daughters, Grace Williams and her husband Kenneth of Elkland, MO., Betty Rutledge of Jefferson City, Hope Maddox and Nancy Jennings both of Linn, and Janice Riley of Swiss; one sister, Carrie Lou Boelkes of Hartsburg; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by: one daughter, Zona Sue Whitehurse; two sisters, Polly Ann Sparr and Peggy Jane Thompson.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011, Morton Chapel in Linn.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011, at Morton Chapel with Rev. Aaron P. Kotila officiating. Interment will follow in the Useful Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Compassus or Useful Cemetery.