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James Wayne Maddox

September 22, 1957October 11, 2020
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On Sunday, October 11, 2020, James Wayne Maddox, loving husband and father, passed away at age of 63. James was born September 22, 1957, the middle son of Steve and Martha Gardner Maddox. James worked as an autobody technician for over 35 years, he was one of the best. He loved the outdoors, was a member of NSS where he met lots of life long friends, and was a huge Auburn fan. James was a kind, fun-loving, caring man, a kid at heart. He would do anything for his family and friends. To know him was to love him. James was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Martha. He is survived by his wife Shannon of 27 years; daughters, Jennifer Lutz (Shane) and Jamie Halterman (Chris); brothers Steve (Bobbie) and David (Nancy), grandkids; Jotherlynn, Lily, Logan and Ian; and several nieces and nephews. Family request memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be Friday, October 16, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a service following at Southern Heritage Funeral Home.

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    Friday, October 16, 2020

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    Friday, October 16, 2020

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Melanie Forbes

October 15, 2020

James had one of the kindest spirits I have ever known. He was such an amazing person to be around, and always treated us like family. He truly enjoyed life and he wanted everyone around him to enjoy life as well. Looking through all of the photos, I am happily reminded that he made memories that most people only dream about. He left this world way too soon, but he takes with him more laughs and experiences than some people will ever have. He is an inspiration to us all. We should all be more like James; fun-loving, big-hearted, caring, welcoming, loyal, dependable, entertaining and kind! My prayers are with all of his family and friends during this terribly sad time. I hope that the memories you've shared and the love that you've known will help you treasure the time you had with him . . . God will take care of the rest! We love you ~Melanie, Billy, Conner and Austin Forbes

Judy Adkins

October 15, 2020

James your life was such an amazing blessing to all of us & all the wonderful memories made is a treasure that will never ever be forgotten!! Rest in peace my sweet brother till we see you again.
To my dear friend Shannon, may God give you comfort and peace to get thru these days ahead & always remember the life time of loving memories to help you smile each day going forward! Love you so much, Judy & Pete Adkins

Benjamin Wondrow

October 13, 2020

I met James just 10 years ago at Serra Chevrolet. After he got over me being a "punk kid", I realized how much I could learn from him in auto body. The years following he taught me more than he probably ever realized. And after my first Christmas party with his friends and family I also realized what a true friend I had made. Despite different career opportunities for us both we stayed in contact and became closer friends. Hope you get to meet my Dad at the "best party that never ends" in heaven. That was my dad's interpretation of what heaven would be like. You will be dearly missed "Old Man"

Kenneth Searcy

October 12, 2020

He was one of the first people I met at tag in 2006. He was an established painter and I dabbled in the trade. So I picked his brain for couple hours, over shotts of jim beam.
I though to myself all those years ago he is a nice man. I bet we will be good friends.

John Murdock II

October 12, 2020

James was an awesome guy! Always laughing or instigating the next laugh. A good many of my LRC memories are shared with him. He was always one to make a new member of the group feel comfortable and relax on their first trip over with a quick joke or funny antidote.

John Richardson

October 12, 2020

I was invited to a band party during Summer band practice Summer of 1974. I walked to the top of my driveway, turned right and headed down the street. Before I got to the next door neighbors a black Mustang pulled up and James said hey aren’t you in the band? Yes I replied. Hop in and I’ll give you a ride to the party. We were inseparable from then until I left for college. I loved James and will always cherish his friendship. We reconnected on Facebook when I moved back to Birmingham but never got back together which is something I will always regret. What an awesome guy and great friend! RIP brother.

Reuben and Judy (Nelson) Watkins

October 12, 2020

Shannon, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

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