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Art Maddox

December 25, 1926 April 15, 2019
Art Maddox
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Obituary for Art Maddox

Henry Arthur “Art” Maddox of Carl Junction, Missouri died April 15, 2019 at his home.  He was born on December 25, 1926 to Dick and Ione (Davey) Maddox.  Art retired from Empire District Electric Company as a Forman of the mechanics garage.  Clara Bell McCorkle became his wife on July 8, 1949 and they lived together in Carl Junction until her death January 8, 2008.  Art’s life was full with volunteering and civic duty.  He was former mayor and councilman for Carl Junction and a deacon at First Baptist Church, where he and Clara taught the same Sunday school class for 33 years.  He was sexton at Carl Junction cemetery, mowing and weed trimming until his late 80’s.  After Clara passed, Art would be the one to unlock the church Sunday mornings, adjust the thermostat, make the coffee, distribute the bulletins, be the door greeter and take up offering.  His living room and kitchen walls are covered with hundreds of pictures of his family.  Art was a regular for lunch at the Carl Junction senior center, morning coffee at the American Legion where he was an honorary member, and afternoon coffee at Randy’s Drive Inn, driving himself until the very day of hospitalization.  He is survived by his daughter, Betty and her husband Bud Chitwood of Longview, Texas, their daughters, Toni McDowell and husband Jeremy, Tara Lollar and husband Jay, Chris Chitwood and wife Dana, Connie Vu and husband Lee, Carla Chitwood, along with their 10 children; a son, Steve Maddox and his wife Marilynn, and their children, Brance, Renee, and Glenn along with their 6 children; a sister, Deloris Hodge; a sister-in-law, Peggy Gaston; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will be present for visitation on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Carl Junction.  Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:00 PM at the church with Pastor Jeremiah Nichols officiating.  Burial will follow in Carl Junction Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Carl Junction Cemetery Association in Art’s memory.  Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.


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Visitation

Thursday

18

Apr

6:00 PM 4/18/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Carl Junction

302 S. Main
Carl Junction, MO 64834

First Baptist Church of Carl Junction
302 S. Main Carl Junction 64834 MO
United States

Service

Friday

19

Apr

2:00 PM 4/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Carl Junction

302 S. Main
Carl Junction, MO 64834

First Baptist Church of Carl Junction
302 S. Main Carl Junction 64834 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Carl Junction Cemetery Final Resting Place

Grimes Street
Carl Junction, MO 64834

Grimes Street Carl Junction 64834 MO
United States
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