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Larry Eugene Maddox

Larry E. Maddox, age 72, of Marion, Illinois,  passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at his home in Marion, Illinois.

Larry was born September 12, 1949 in Carbondale, Illinois, a son of his stepfather Dean Watts  and mother Norma (Owens) Watts. He married Patricia L. Bigeck on May 13, 1967.   Larry grew up in Marion and attended Marion High School.  He worked for Guy Chicon Candy Co. in sales.  He and his wife moved to Burlington, IA and he worked for Little Debbie Snack Cakes.  He retired in 2010 and he and his wife returned to Marion in 2020.  Larry enjoyed wood working and making beef jerky.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren.     

He is survived by his spouse Patricia L. Maddox of Marion, IL; three children, Sherri N. (Mike) Samuel of Marion, IL, Donna M. (Bret) Robertson of Creal Springs, IL, Felecia L. (Shannon) Pence of Lomax, IL, and son-in-law Jason Kraiser of Lomax, IL; his stepfather, Dean Watts; four grandchildren, Dalton Robertson, Sidney Pence, Taylor Pence, and Sawyer Pence; and one brother, Bill (Diane) Maddox of Palmeto, FL.  He is preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Maddox; his mother, Norma Watts; and one sister, Sandra Pritchett.

Blue Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Per his wishes, Larry will be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.  

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or The American Lung Association.

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Pat, Sherri, Donna, Felecia and families, I am so very sorry for the loss of Larry. Larry was an important and constant figure in my childhood! I hope you all find peace with this loss.

Rhonda Peritore Jun 23 2022 11:36 AM

Larry always had a way to cheer me up and make me laugh, always enjoyed every moment I got to see him and his ornery self! I'm so sorry for your loss Pat and family

Wayne Haley Jun 20 2022 11:41 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Larry was a great man. I really liked him and he will be missed by all know knew him.. love ya girl. Call if ever you need to talk.

Sara Vandiver Jun 19 2022 2:53 PM

I'm so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers to Pat and the girls. Larry truly was a great guy.

Tawnya Bundy Jun 16 2022 11:54 PM

Larry was such a great friend to my dad. They both joined Little Debbie at same time.
We had such great times witj Pat, Larry and the girls in LaHarpe. Larry and I always laughed together and had so many fun times. I love y’all like family and will dearly miss him❤️

Shannon Walker Jun 16 2022 9:56 PM

Daniel and I are so very sorry for your loss Missy! We will miss him so much as I know you will. God take your hand and guide you through this dear friend! We love you

Linda tondini Jun 16 2022 8:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Maddox

Sue Sanders Jun 16 2022 4:43 PM

Larry was a great guy. Always happy and positive. He loved his family! I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. He was special and we will miss him.

Donna and Ron Bigeck Jun 16 2022 4:24 PM