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IVEN J. MADDOX 1925 - 2012 Captain Iven Junior Maddox, US Navy (Retired), 87, of Niceville, FL, died Nov 8, 2012, after a brief illness. Iven was born Feb 19, 1925, in Jensen, FL, the son of Bessie Osteen Maddox and Wallace Joseph Maddox. He attended high school in Fort Pierce, FL and enlisted in the Navy in Nov 1942, beginning a distinguished 33-year career, ultimately serving during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Iven is predeceased by his brothers Mason and Allison and his daughter Iva Jean Maddox. Surviving family members include his wife Willie Jean (Billie) Maddox, daughter Lieutenant Commander Agnes V. (Ginger) Maddox, US Navy (Retired), son- in-law Matthew Cox, brother Master Sergeant Garcia Maddox, US Army (Retired), and sister Geraldine Burgess. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Quilts of Valor program, which can be sent to the Flying Needles Quilt Guild, P.O. Box 1652, Niceville, Florida, 32588. Donations should be designated for Quilts of Valor and are tax deductible. You may go online to offer condolences to the family and sign the guest book at www. heritagegardensfu neralhome.co m Paid Obituary
Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 13, 2012