Nell F. Maddux

September 28, 1928December 1, 2018

Nell Simpson Maddux was born on September 28, 1928 to Oscar and Esther Simpson, the youngest of thirteen children, in Hockley County, Texas. She met Obie E. Maddux in Baird, Texas, and they married on September 18, 1946. The two spent most of their married life in Pecos, Texas, where Obie owned and operated A-1 Motors. Nell, his lifelong partner, worked every day at his side in the business. She was his secretary and bookkeeper. She was also the first woman to do inspections of cars for the State of Texas. In addition to working every day, Nell volunteered much time working in the church, First Baptist of Pecos. She taught Sunday School, GA's, and sang in the choir. Following retirement from A-1 Motors, Nell worked at the city credit union in Pecos and also worked part-time as secretary at First Baptist Church. Following their move to Midland, Nell continued her faithful work in the church- singing in the choir at First Baptist Midland and faithfully attending Sunday School. Nell spent the last years of her life in San Angelo. Nell Maddux is survived by her loving husband of seventy-two years, Obie, and by her two daughters, Tressa and husband Karl Armstead of Fort Stockton, and Barbara and husband Lanham Bishop of Winters. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Patrick and spouse Greg of Canada; Jennifer of Thailand; Harold Maddux, Jr. and significant other Amanda of Phoenix; Andrea Maddux of Phoenix; Kristopher Armstead and wife Cori of Midland; Tiffany Helms and husband Kelley of Fort Stockton; Ricky Bishop and wife Peggy of View; and Paige Bishop and wife Lacy of Castroville. In addition, she is survived by nine great-grandchildren: Vanessa, Xavier, and William Maddux of Phoenix; Mitchell Maddux of Phoenix; Kyle Bell of Arlington; Kameron Armstead of Midland; Trey Bishop and lily Bishop of View; and Whitley Bishop and Tate Bishop of Castroville. Nell was met in Heaven by her parents, Oscar & Esther Simpson, her twelve brothers and sisters, and her son Harold Maddux and wife Supanee.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Nell F. Maddux

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Andrea Maddux

December 8, 2018

My granny was one of the most sophisticated proper women around. Even though she had her rules she was always fair. I'll always carry my grandmother in my heart with my mother and father. My heart is very heavy. I will never forget the blue dress my granny made me to wear back home after one of my summer visits to the states.