Thomas Maddox

January 8, 1954 ~
January 26, 2023

Thomas Maddox, age 69, of Byron Center, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 26, 2023, after a twenty year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Tom was a devoted husband, father, and papa. Nothing gave him more pleasure than being with his family. Tom maintained a witty sense of humor all the way to the very end. He was a lover of the outdoors, and never passed up the opportunity to share that love with his kids and grandkids. Tom proudly served his country in the Army as a military police officer from 1974-1976. He had a strong work ethic and retired after a 35-year career driving trucks for Batesville Casket Company and for the U.S. Postal Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Harland Maddox; siblings, Douglas Maddox, Joanne Rittenhouse, Nancy Martz-Sorrenson, James Maddox; sister-in-law, Christine (Poel) Maddox; and brother-in-law, James Bayles. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Ann; children, Kathryn (Brent) VandenBerg, Erin Maddox, Nick (Stacey) Maddox; grandchildren Cora, Kyla, Sawyer, Quincy, Finnley, Roman, Penelope, Mackenzie; siblings, Jeanne Bayles, Jerome (Marilyn) McGraw, Bob (Sue) Maddox, Frederick (Cyndee) Maddox, Sue Owens, Phil (Beth) Maddox, Dede Briggs; siblings-in-law, Rob Rittenhouse, Christine Maddox, Mark Baker, Patricia (Ed) Matecki, Susan (Tim) Hall, William (Debra) Baker, Richard (Mary) Baker, Tim (Mona) Baker, Joan Baker; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3937 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville with Fr. Stephen Durkee officiating. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW and also one hour prior to the service at church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to VanAndel Institute for Parkinson’s Research or St. Pius X Parish.

Monday, January 30
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Monday, January 30
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Mass
Tuesday, January 31

St. Pius X Catholic Church
3937 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418

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January 29, 2023 11:12pm
We are so sorry to here this Our deepest sympathy to you and the family 🙏🙏🙏

- Lou and Beth Vanderlaan

January 29, 2023 4:26pm
So sorry for your loss. Wishing the family peace and comfort. Hugs to you, Ann. Our condolences, Tom and Tanya

- Tom and Tanya Berg

January 28, 2023 7:15pm
My mom always thought of my Uncle Tom as a happy fun person to be around. He always took the time to say hi and chat with me when I seen him. He will be missed. We are sending our condolences you all!

- Gayle Fish & Anita Baker

January 28, 2023 12:06pm
My husband called Tom “the other man” in my life because, as neighbors, we used to talk every night about who would drive our kids to school the next day. He will be greatly missed.

- Dick & Sue Szymanski

January 28, 2023 11:46am
Tom was a first-class guy. I knew him at the Batesville Casket Company Service Center on 44th St. Tom was always thoughtful, kind, understanding, and a pleasure to know and work with. My sympathy goes out to Ann and their family. My wish is that all their wonderful memories of Tom will bring them comfort and perhaps even bring a smile to their faces.

- Jim Bauschke

January 27, 2023 8:51pm
Tom was my sponsor when it came time for me to be confirmed in 8th grade. He was a fantastic man and neighbor who I always will remember for his grace and kindness.

- Ed Schneider

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