Robert E. Maddox
Robert E. (Bob) Maddox of Nashville, TN and Longboat Key, FL passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the age of 88.
He was born in Ohio and raised in Kentucky and Tennessee, the son of the late Tom and Grace Rhoads Maddox. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Marjorie Hicks Maddox and their dog Cedric, and by a loving stepson, Carl Kimmel Kirkpatrick, III.
At age 18, he joined the Army Air Corps and served in the Philippines late in WWII. He graduated from Jackson High School, Vanderbilt University and UT College of Medicine. He served as a radiologist at the hospital in Kingsport, TN for 31 years. Later, his retirement years were spent on Longboat Key and in Nashville.
Bob was an avid fan of college sports and of baseball and enjoyed news, history, music, movies, politics, barbecue and family. He was proud of his ability to fly aircraft on a flight simulator and also enjoyed rides in vintage airplanes.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Donna Kirkpatrick Maddox; his sister, Carla Maddox Benton of Atlanta, GA; two daughters, Carol Jaworski (Kim) of Cleveland, OH; Susan White (Scott) of Lexington, KY; and one son, David Maddox (Tish) of Franklin, TN; six grandchildren, Robert and Scott Jaworski, Caroline and Nate White and Kate and Ben Maddox.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amazing Love Healing Ministry, 526 Casa Bonitas Drive, Nokomis, FL 34275.
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Crawford Mortuary & Crematory, 615-254-8200.
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Published in The Tennessean on June 9, 2014