William A. Maddox III
WARREN — William “Bill” Augustine Maddox III, 70, of Warren, entered into eternal life at 5:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Infant of Prague Manor, where he made his home, under the comforting care of hospice.
Bill was born on Sept. 17, 1946, in Warren, the son of the late William A. Jr. and Sarah E. “Sally” Quinlan Maddox and was a lifelong area resident.
A 1966 graduate of Leavittsburg High School, Bill enlisted into the U.S. Air Force on June 6, 1966, and served his country during the Vietnam War. Bill served his country abroad during the Vietnam War and received numerous medals and citations for his service to his country before being honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant on June 5, 1972.
For a short time, Bill drove school bus for the Southington Local and Warren City school districts. He served as a Warren Township Trustee, where he also served on their Volunteer Fire Department as a fireman and EMT. Bill spent 33 years working as a lineman for Thomas Steel in Warren. He also worked for Niles Roll for 10 years.
Bill was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren, where he was in charge of maintenance and upkeep of the church and the Infant of Prague Manor. Most recently, Bill was also a member of Morgandale Church of the Nazarene with his wife, Lois.
Bill was married on July 15, 1989 to his wife Sophie A. Klein and they were married for 24 years until her passing on Jan. 8, 2014. He was married most recently on April 22, 2017, to the former Lois Bailey and she survives.
Besides his wife Lois, Bill is survived by his loving children, Tracy (Todd) Hill of Elkridge, Md., William A. (Robin) Maddox IV of Austintown, Patty Maddox of Leavittsburg, Kelsey (Brian Forrest) Maddox of Cortland, Sarah (Brian) Rudd of Warren, Katie (Garvin Raines) Beadle of Garrettsville, Lisa Bailey of Warren and Dottie Bailey of Warren; 17 grandchildren, Samantha, Alex, Jackie, Zoe, Ashlyn, Andrew, Rylee, William V., Brian Jr., Kailyn, Madison, Brittany, Breanna, Krissy, Alexis, Taylor and Ryan; and seven great-grandchildren Alaina, Isabella, Joey, Mason, Aiden, Anita and Bella. Bill is also survived by a sister, Sharyn A. Maddox of Niles.
Besides his parents and first wife, Sophie, Bill was preceded in death by a sister Marilyn Socie.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, and once more on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 727 E. Market St., Warren.
A Divine Funeral Liturgy, with the Very Rev. Andrew J. Deskevich presiding, will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, in SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, preceded by closing prayers at 12:20 p.m. in the funeral home prior to leaving for the church.
Burial will take place with full military honors rendered by the great men of the American Legion Post 540 Honor Guard in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517
Caring and Professional Arrangements for the Maddox family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 330-392-5691.
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