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Norman E. Maddox


Norman E. Maddox, 76, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born in Madeira on Aug. 18, 1936, to the late William L. and Roberta Combs Maddox. He also was preceded in death by his brother, William “Lewis” Maddox; and sister, RoseMary Osterhout.

On May 26, 1962, he married the former Beverly Sue Collinsworth in Tazewell, Tenn., and she survives, along with their children, Norman Eugene Maddox, Jr. of Huntsville, Bonita (Bruce) Bleininger of Jackson Center and Deanna (John) Whitaker of Kenton; grandchildren, Kelly Sue Maddox, Brandon (Sarah) Bleininger, Nicholas Bleininger, Matthew Bleininger, Mandy (Ryan) Mulholland, Jessica Skeen and Joshua Skeen; great-grandchildren, Ramsey Mulholland, Joey Bleininger, Cyler Skeen and Nikolai Mulholland; his sister, Barbara Ann (David) Blaine of Aiken, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Louise Maddox of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired from Kelsey Hayes in Springfield, where he was an inspector.

The delight of his heart was spending time with his church family.

He was an avid woodworker and in his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and hosting family and friends at his home. Most recently, he pent time boating on Indian Lake.

A celebration of his life is at a later date and private graveside services are in Rushsylvania Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at

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