Born: April 08, 1935
Died: November 30, 2013
Stephen was born April 8, 1935 in Richmond, VA to his proud parents Stephen Sr. and Minnie Maddox. His family was tobacco farmers. After graduating from high school he joined the Air Force. In 1970 while stationed at Davis Mountain Air Force Base he met his wife Gail. Stephen retired from the Air Force in 1974 after 20 years of service. Following his retirement he moved with his family to Spokane, WA where he took various classes at Spokane Falls Community College. He then began working for the State of Washington as an AC at Interlake School. Upon Interlake closing he transferred to Lakeland Village until his retirement at the age of 65. Stephen enjoyed fishing with his brother and grandkids and playing pool at Chan’s Dragon Inn where he had many friends. His best friends were David and Tess Whalen. Stephen loved his family and he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Gail Maddox; children: Rena and Greg Branford, Austin, TX, Phillis Maddox, Glen Maddox, and Rodney and Janal Maddox all of Spokane; Siblings: William and Cheryl Maddox of Spokane, Patricia Maddox of Spokane, James and Alice Goree of Tucson, AZ, his brother-in-law David Cook of Tucson, AZ and his sister-in-law Christine Maddox. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Stephen Maddox Sr. and Minnie Maddox, his brother Marvin Maddox and his mother-in-law Sallie Barnes. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 6th at 11:00AM at the Fairmount Memorial Park Sunset Chapel, 5200 W. Wellesley. Memorial contributions may be mad to Disabled American Veterans in Stephen’s name, www.dav.org.
sley at 11:00AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans in Stephen’s name, www.dav.org.