DEATHS: Aug. 9, 2001

August 09, 2001


Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Harold D. Maddox, 74, of El Centro, who died Wednesday in his home.

Burial will be in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma.

Mr. Maddox was born July 10, 1927, in Fort Worth, Texas.

He graduated from Meloland School, Central Union High School in El Centro and Imperial Valley College. As a student body officer at Central, he helped to acquire the now famous "Victory Bell," and was quite proud of that accomplishment, according to family.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-47 and was stationed on the USS Massachusetts and the USS Gilbert Islands. He married Martha Hunter in 1948.


In the early 1950s Mr. Maddox formed Maddox Milk Transport with his father, Earl. They hauled milk from local dairies to Golden State Creamery in El Centro for processing. When Golden State closed in 1962 he went to work for Imperial Livestock Supply, which later merged with Walco International. He managed the El Centro branch and then, as vice president, moved to the Pacific Northwest as manager of that region. He later returned to El Centro, retiring in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Maddox of El Centro; children, Margaret Eske of Coronado, H. Stephen Maddox of Carlsbad and Albert Maddox of Clear, Alaska; and grandchildren, Jacob and Martha Maddox of Clear.

The family suggests memorials be sent to HomeChoice Hospice, 1647 W. Main St., El Centro, CA 92243, or the American Legion's programs for children.

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