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Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO

OBITUARY

Ben Boyce Maddox

September 27, 1927July 16, 2020
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Ben Boyce Maddox was born to Oscar Maddox and Ella (Derleth) Maddox on September 27, 1927 in Mokane, MO. He went home to be with his Savior on July 16, 2020.

Ben was united in marriage to Hazel Deane Stambaugh on October 5, 1946 in Callaway County. They raised three wonderful sons and enjoyed many precious times with their grandchildren at their farm near Hams Prairie. In addition to farming, gardening and various positions on church and school boards, Ben worked for Harbison-Walker for 40+ years.

He was a loyal and devoted husband to Hazel until she passed in June of 2007. A dedicated father and grandfather who loved God, he instilled the value of faith and integrity in his sons and grandchildren. Farming and gardening were his passion for 67 years, and he was especially fond of his chickens. He was always thoughtful and generous, delivering eggs, fruits, vegetables and wood to family and friends. An avid St Louis Cardinals fan, he watched every game and was even treated to a few games in person. He enjoyed pop-fly baseball in his farm pasture with his sons and grandchildren. His grandchildren fondly remember tractor rides, feeding the livestock, gathering eggs, wrestling, chasing pigs, Saturday night rook games and fishing. He was calm, quiet, thoughtful, loving and could fix anything.

Ben is survived by his sons Roger and Mark (Deawne), grandchildren Revelie (Jose), Tracey (Robert), Kirsten, Jonathan Mark (Katie), Jonathan Ryan and Shawn (Erin), great-grandchildren Alex, Ethan, McKenzie, Reese (due August 18) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, son Dale, daughter in laws Martha and Marcia, grandson Hunter, his parents and siblings Roy, Joy, Guy, Leo, Foy (Pete), Oliver, Margie, Helen, Della and Eva.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Fulton Church Of God Holiness. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Travis Sayler officiating. Burial will be in Steedman Cemetery in Steedman, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fulton Church Of God Holiness, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251.

  • FAMILY

  • Hazel Deane Stamgaugh Maddox, Wife (deceased)
  • Ella (Derleth) Maddox, Mother (deceased)
  • Oscar Maddox, Father (deceased)
  • Roger Maddox, Son
  • Mark Maddox (Deawne), Son
  • Mr. Maddox is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, son Dale Maddox, daughter in laws, Martha and Marcia, grandson Hunter, and siblings, Roy, Joy, Guy, Leo, Foy (Pete), Oliver, Margie, Helen, Della and Eva.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jonathan Ryan Maddox, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Mark Maddox, Pallbearer
  • Howard Stambaugh, Pallbearer
  • Troy Maddox, Pallbearer
  • Clifford Maddox, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Dolman, Pallbearer
  • Alex Maddox, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Shawn Maddox, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ethan Tamayo, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nathan Howard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Clyde Lawrence, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bruce Maddox, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Fulton Church of God Holiness

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Memories

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Lisa Harpole

July 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Ben while I was working at Dairy Queen here in Fulton. I could count on seeing him 6 days a week there and he was always a pleasure to wait on. He always had a smile on his face and nothing but kind words to everyone. Saturday's were special though because it was family day for Ben at DQ and it was always a wonderful to see how many family members would show up . Ben was probably my favorite customer at DQ and he will be missed.

Lisa Harpole

Roger Maddox

July 22, 2020

The greatest dad in all the world.

Brenda (Hoover) Saxe

July 21, 2020

To the family of Ben Maddox,

I just saw where Mr. Maddox had gone on to join his dear wife with the Lord. I just wanted to let you know I sure enjoyed when he came to Fulton Manor and sat across the dinner table from my mom (Loretta Litel Leeper).

He was always so nice and fun to talk to . And even tho my mother couldn't hear him very well I know she enjoyed his smiles.

I hated when she had to move to the other side of the dining room as she needed more help. And now with the COVID I hadn't seen him in quite a long time.

May the Lord bless all of you with the memories you have with such a wonderful man while he was here on earth.

In the Lord,
Brenda (Hoover) Saxe

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