James Albert Maddux, Jr. was born August 29th, 1933 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Alia Belle (Berry) and James Albert Maddux, Sr. He passed away Friday, November 6th, 2020 at his home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of 87 years, 2 months and 8 days. James grew up in Cheyenne where he attended school graduating in 1951.
After graduation he held various jobs and attended two years at Oklahoma State University. In 1954 he entered the United States Army where he was stationed in California and Germany before his discharge in 1956. After his discharge he returned to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he completed his bachelors degree in animal husbandry graduating in 1958. He, along with his father, dairied together after his graduation. On May 27, 1961 he was married to Linda Gale (Ellis) at Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Together they made their home on the farm outside of Cheyenne where they raised their children.
In 1966 James began working as the postmaster and continued until 1993 when he retired. James was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Kiwanis club enjoyed golfing, camping, woodworking and spending time with their family and friends.
He’s preceded in death by his parents and infant twin brothers.
James is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; Four children, Jamie Allen and husband, Greg, Jim Maddux and wife, Jana, Tom Maddux and wife, Shannon, all of Cheyenne, Oklahoma and Mary Hauck and husband, David, Frisco, TX; Eight grandchildren, Sam Maddux, Zakary Maddux, Callie Maddux, Evan George and wife, Hannah, Andrea Maddux, David Hauck, Jr. and wife, Delaney, Jason Hauck and Lisa Hauck; one great granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family suggest memorials be made the Cheyenne United Methodist Church Sack Ministry, Historic Roger Mills Organization and the American Alzheimer’s Association. Viewing will be held at the Methodist Church in Cheyenne from 9-11:00am on Saturday, November 14, 2020, enter through the south doors. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 A.M. at Cheyenne Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals.com