Born March 25, 1924, in Houston, Texas, son of the late Luther Eagle and Orpha Jane Lawson Maddox, he was a farmer, he founded Maco Construction, and was elected to the Missouri State House of Representatives in 1970, where he served for 18 years. He was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkton, and was a member of the Shrine Club and served as director of various organizations and boards.
On July 3, 1953, in Los Angeles, Calif., he married Rebecca Irene James, who survives.
Survivors also include his children, Jeanne Marie Bailey and husband, Phillip, of Hot Springs, Ark., John Warren Maddox and wife, Candi, of Malden, Mo., James Kendall Maddox and wife, Francis, of Clarkton and LuAnn Jeffries and husband, Jerry, of Naylor, Mo; one sister, Alene Gillean, of Fisk, Mo.; one brother, Chad Maddox, of Essex, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Helen Maddox, of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Carl and George Maddox and one sister, Crystena Hasty.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Wednesday, April 30, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 1, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Williams officiating.
Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude or the First Presbyterian Church.