FORT MCCOY,FLA. — Mr. Leroy "Bill" Maddox, 83, of Ft. McCoy, Fla., passed away on March 19, at his son’s home in Williston, FlA. He was born in Laurel, Miss. and moved to Ft. McCoy, Fla. in 1979 from Miami, Fla., where he retired following 32 years of service as a supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone. Bill loved fishing and hunting, loved gardening and traveling and loved tinkering around his home.
Bill served his country in the United States Marine Corp during World War II. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Ft. McCoy Masonic Lodge, F. & A.M.; a member of the Ft. McCoy Lions Club, the Forest Baptist Church in Hog Valley and a Charter Member of the A.T.&T. Pioneers of America.
He is survived by his present wife, of 15 years, Lillian Maddox of Ft. McCoy, Fla.; two sons, Bradford A. Maddox of Great Bend, and Kenneth L. Maddox of
Williston, Fla.; two daughters, Grethel L. Williams of Live Oak, Fla. and Doris L. Herndon of Melbourne, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and l3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris E. Maddox; and a grandson, Richard L. Maddox.
There will a "Celebration of Life" Memorial Service, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, at Roberts Funeral Homes Downtown Chapel in Ocala, Fla. The family will receive friends at the Chapel, from 6:30 p.m. until service time. The family request donations may be made to Haven Hospice at 311 N.E. 9th Street, Chiefland, FL. 32626, in Memory of Mr. Leroy "Bill" Maddox.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Roberts Funeral Home
606 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Ocala, Fl. 34471
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 25, 2011