Raymond "Butch" Madden

August 8, 1942October 26, 2012

Raymond Madden, Jr. "Butch," passed away on October 26, 2012, at the age of 70.

Butch is survived by his wife and best friend, Wanda of North Topsail Beach, his sons Tripp Madden (wife Cate), Scott Madden (wife Lesley), Keith Madden (wife Kim), stepsons Ricky Poole and Chris Poole (wife Alesha). The grandchildren who were so dear to him, Tyler, Cal, Hank, Reagan and Max, and his former wife and mother of his three sons, Doss Madden. Special nephews Tom and Glenn Spearing.

He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Edna Madden and his sister, Beverly Spearing.

Butch retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent after a 37-year career. He loved his work with The Bureau and made many special friends. He enjoyed keeping up with his former colleagues in his retirement, especially Vic Holdren and Ira Holland.

In his spare time, Butch enjoyed fishing, coaching youth sports, college basketball, The Phillies and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

A visitation with the family will be at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, October 30 from 5 pm–8 pm.

A Private Memorial Service will be held on the Beach at a later date.

Please consider a donation in his memory to The American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560 or Former Agents of The FBI Foundation Scholarships Fund, 3717 Fettler Park Dr., Dumfries, VA 22025.



  • Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2012


  • Private Memorial Service

Raymond "Butch" Madden

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Sherry Marshall

February 3, 2013

I just heard of Butch's passing last evening. I am so sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful man and I remember so fondly the days of playing tennis with him! Please know you are in my heart and prayers.

January 19, 2013

We were so very sorry to hear about Butch's passing. He was a good friend and an all-around great guy.
Tom Franko and Cheryl Case

November 15, 2012

I am so sorry to hear the sad news. We loved Butch so much. He was a great guy.
Mari Regan

carol mims

November 4, 2012

I was so saddened to learn of Butch's passing. He was a wonderful man. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Hawkins

November 2, 2012

Scott, Keith and the Madden Family.
My deepest sympathies to all of you for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Joanne Bogaty

November 1, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Dave Jones

November 1, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Wanda, family and friends. Met Butch in the Brass years ago and became friend immediately. He always made me feel at home when I traveled. I'll always reminder his kindness, friendship and laughter. I will miss my Top Sail buddy not to mention his great emails. So sad!

October 31, 2012

Butch was a great neighbor and always was willing to help make our neighborhood a better place.

We will miss his upbeat personality and his smiling face.

Our thoughts are with Wanda and the family.

Ashley Duncan-Vinson

October 30, 2012

Scott and family,
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Hewett Lovvorn

October 30, 2012

So sorry to hear of Butch's passing. A great guy and good friend for many years.