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04/26/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Jackie Maddox

Jackie Henry Maddox
(d. 23 Apr 2010)

Newport News High School Class of  @ 1941

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.        Jackie Maddox, Class of @ 1941, passed away in Yorktown on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the age of 86.

From the Daily Press - 04/26/10:


 Jackie H. Maddox

    YORKTOWN - Jackie Henry Maddox, 86, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010.

Jackie was a lifelong Peninsula resident and graduated from Newport News High School. Mr. Maddox retired from Newport News Ship Building and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, American Legion Post 368, and the VFW. He enjoyed playing drums for over 75 years with many local Jazz/Swing Bands in the area. Mr. Maddox proudly served during WWII in the south Pacific, first with the U.S. Naval Reserves 6th Division, and then with the 3539th Army Air Corp.
Jackie Maddox
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, of 59 years; two sons, John Allison Maddox and his wife, Patricia of Williamsburg, Lawrence Neil Maddox and his wife, Cynthia of Gloucester; a daughter, Patricia Vick of Williamsburg; four grandchildren, Megan Maddox, Mallory Maddox, William Vick Jr., and Chloe Vick.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The Daily Press from April 26 to April 27, 2010. 

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April 26, 2010
Nancy, Johnny, Larry, Patricia, Bless you during this time of loss. Uncle Jackie was always so good to Mom and I will always remember his smile. Be at peace at this time.
~ Raymond "Butch" Corson, Purcellville, VA

26, 2010
  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jackie loved family, friends, and his passion of music playing Drums. He was a devoted member of our orchestra for over 25 years and my team mate in the rhythm section. His drive and determination was the soul and heart beat of the Sound of Swing! We will all miss his compassion, smile, musical talent, and team spirit he generously gave to us all. Move over, Sonny Payne and Gene Krupa, heaven needed a stronger beat.

~ Glen Boswick, Newport News, Virginia

27, 2010

I was one of Jack's supervisors at OBRP. He was a great employee and a very good man. He and I never had any unkind words and we both loved Buddy Rich. My prayers to the family.

~ Patrick (PJ) Mendola

27, 2010
Dear Mrs. Maddox,
You probably won't remember me, but I'll never forget y'all! Mr. Maddox was one of my favorite patients ever at RRMC and I worked there for 35 years before retiring last year.
I've often thought of him thru the years and am so sorry for y'all's loss. He was such a sweet, considerate person. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Lou Taylor, Retired Nurse Manager 3East/5East RRMC

27, 2010
John, Pat, Mallory and Megan,

Thinking of you during this difficult time. 
~ Brenda H. Armistead (Tom Wilke State Farm Insurance), Dutton, Virginia

27, 2010
I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a grandmother, aunt, and mother-in-law can be overwhelming. Therefore, how comforting it is to know that God is there for us. And at Psalms Chapter eighty-nine Verse twenty-six it tells us that God is our Father and the Rock of our salvation.
~ J. Marshall, Hampton, Virginia

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  Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Maddox family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

American Legion Logo courtesy of - 11/17/08

Veterans of Foreign Wars logo courtesy of - 01/26/08

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