Charles Ivey Maddox Sr., 82, of 35 Meyers Court, died Sept. 5, 2003, at Heritage Hill Healthcare.
Born in Pickens [SC], he was a son of the late Levi Thomas and Lou Mae Freeman Maddox, and was the widower of Lillian Ruth
He served in the U.S. Army, World War II, 509 Paratroopers and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was owner and operator of Bedding World Antiques. Mr. Maddox was a member of Northside United Methodist Church and was the last surviving member of his family.
Surviving are two sons, Charles I. "Ike" Maddox Jr., and his wife, Julie Seegers Maddox, and Christopher M. "Kit" Maddox, all of Greenville; four grandchildren, Charlie Maddox and III, Benjamin Maddox, of Greenville, Sam Maddox and Hannah Maddox, of Marion.
He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Bill Maddox, and three other brothers, John, James and Petty Maddox.
Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 37 Villa Road, Suite 109 (B-11) Greenville, SC 29615.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Memorial Park, with visitation prior to the service, at the cemetery, from 2:30 to 3 p.m. The family will also receive friends at 100 Timber Lane, Greenville, following the service. -- Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.
[courtesy of 'Chris Smith]
Grave marker for Charles Ivey Maddox in Garden of
Memories, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville (Greenville county),
Charles enlisted in the Army on 31
On 6 February 1945, SSgt Maddox
was transferred from the 509th PIR to the Medical Detachment, 608th
On 15 March 1945, SSgt Maddox was
sent on TDY to Reception Station No. 4, Fort Bragg,, NC for
approximately 30 days.
arrived in New York, NY aboard USS Hermitage (AP-54) from
Southampton, England on 24 March 1945.
He was discharged on on 12 June