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Albert Louis Maddux

December 8, 1914September 16, 2020
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Albert Louis Maddux 1914-2020

Albert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather whose life was snuffed out by COVID-19. He had a zest for life and never gave up.

Confined to a nursing home during the last two years of his life, he was always looking forward to his next birthday. He would have been 106 years old December the eighth. It is hard to believe that his life was ended by an invisible virus 0.125th the size of a tiny micron only visible by an electron microscope. It has been hard for us to accept his death. No matter. Albert was a “born again” follower of Jesus Christ. He longed to see his one and only wife, Vivian (Nettles) who passed away in 1992 after their 55th anniversary. They are together again at last along with their only son, Dr. Ronald Maddux, a beloved Milton, Florida surgeon who passed away November 2017.

Al worked for National Airlines 35 years before he retired as its senior agent in Pensacola. He liked to fish when he was young. He became a “rock hound” shortly before he retired. Every family member has semiprecious jewelry he gave to us on any and every birthday and Christmas. In retrospect, they have become very special treasures left behind for us. Albert leaves his only daughter, Karen (Dr. Jon Nagel), their three children, Geoffrey (Giffney Lovelace) Nagel, Gretchen Nagel Barron, and Timothy (Katy Taylor), and great-grandchildren, Maddux Nagel, Vivian Nagel, and Grayson Nagel. Living members of Dr. Ronald Maddux’ family include his wife, Janie, their children, Melissa (Matt Vekasy), Jennifer (David) Skipper, Dr. Mike Maddux (Christin) and great-grandchildren, Will, Carson and Lukas (Vekasy), Matthew, Brandon, Blake and Lauren (Skipper), Wyatt and Everett (Maddux). He was predeceased by his parents, Albert Louis Maddux and Edna Amelia Waltz; sisters, Edna Patterson and Melba Clark. He is survived by his only brother, Dr. Ellsworth Maddux, and wife Carmenita.

His family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Santa Rosa Hospital and Sandy Ridge for Rehabilitation and Healing in Milton, Florida for Albert’s compassionate care these last three months of his illness.

Private graveside services will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that everyone wear N-95 facemasks that cover the nose and maintain six-foot distances for others to help prevent more needless deaths.

Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel & Bayview Memorial Park is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.

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LUANN HENNESSY

September 28, 2020

Dear Karen and Family- Your Dad was such a charming man- what a wonderful full life he experienced. I know you will miss him greatly. My best always.
Luann Hecht Hennessy

Deborah Council

September 27, 2020

Albert's mother Edna was my aunt, my mother Dale Elizabeth Waltz Johnson, who was her youngest sister! My cousin Suzanne Johnston Hanahan's mother was Evelyn Waltz Johnston. She lives in Dothan, Ala. Suzanne's daughter Laura lives in Pensacola and her other daughter Courtney lives in Panama City. Several years ago Suzanne and I tried to find where Albert was staying and we got lost and finally gave up. I'm so sorry that we didn't have a chance to visit him. I can't believe he was 106! I'm so sorry that something like COVID-19 had to take his life. I've been putting together a Johnson family album and it contains many Waltz photos. Aunt Edna made me a snowman over a jar. My email is debcouncil1@verizon.net. I live in Tulsa, Ok. My mother died July 6, 1993. I remember visiting Albert at the airport. This is a great picture and I'm going to add it to my Johnson family album. I would love to hear from my distant family. My Birthday is Dec. 8 too! (1947) Debbie Council

Rella (Smith) Wise Morrison

September 27, 2020

Dear Karen & Family,
I am so sad to hear of the loss of your Dad. But what a wonderful reunion he is having with your Mom and Ronnie. I was sad to learn that Ronnie had passed away also. I remember your Dad as a tall (because I was small, I always thought he was a "giant") and gentle man.

I have thought about you and your family many times thru the years. I remember the fun times we had playing together when we were kids. All those many years ago. And then we move away and lose contact with our childhood friends. I know this isn't the place or time to say these things; but I may not have another chance.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and be with each of you during this time.

Sincerely,
Rella

Charity Fuller

September 23, 2020

I can remember the very first day that Mr. Maddux came to Sandy Ridge, we started talking about birthdays and when his was and he asked me when mine was and I told him December 17, and from that point on the way that he remembered who I was , was from my birthday. He would ask people to come find me by saying I need her December 17, that girl... He will be truly missed , I look in his room every day several times a day and remember our talks ..
Rest In Peace

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