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Lake City - Eugene Maddox, 91, Former Seniors pastor of Ermine Street Church of God and Christ Central Ministries in Lake City, FL. He was born in Fayette, AL on April 10, 1922 and went to be with Jesus at 6:14 AM on July 21, 2013, at the age of 91 due to Alzheimer's disease.
Eugene is the last of the Maddox children. He was a World War II Veteran and received the Bronze Star for going under fire on the front line to get three wounded soldiers to safety. He was a full time Pastor of the Church of God and pastored 47 years to 10 churches and pastored 15 years to the Senior Group.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Ruth Ray Maddox in 1947 and she was the mother of his children Mary, Samuel and his stepdaughter Valeria.
He leaves to mourn; his wife of 65 years, Dollie Mae Maddox; daughter, Mary Jean (husband) Dennis Lee of Moss Point, MS; sons Samuel Ray Maddox Sr. (wife) Shelia of Blytheville, AR, Jackie Maddox (wife) Michelle of Jackson, MS, Phillip Maddox (wife) Kitty of Lake City, FL, Drexal Lynn Maddox (wife) Karyn of Omaha, NE, and Claude Steven Maddox (wife) Cathey of Council Bluff, Iowa; stepdaughter Valeria Shepherd of Winter Haven, FL; 24 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren and many church families and numerous other relatives.
Funeral service will be held at Oak Park Church of God in Mobile, AL, Thursday 25, 2013 at 3 PM. His body will be laid to rest at Serenity Gardens, Mobile, AL.
Published in Ledger from July 25 to July 26, 2013