Family of Maynord T. TRAYWICK (82) & Dwayne D. MADDOX Senior
Obituary: Memorial services for Dwayne D. Maddox Jr., 68, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dilday Funeral Home. Mr. Maddox, a lawyer and law firm owner, died Monday at his residence of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Clara Maddox; a daughter and three sons, Jean A. Newsome, Dwayne D. Maddox III, Matthew M. Maddox and Webster P. Maddox, all of Huntingdon
Obituary: Memorial services for Dwayne D. "D.D." Maddox, 68, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 17 at Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with private burial following at Clark Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Maddox departed this life Monday, May 14 at his home of cancer. He was born October 5, 1932, the son of Dwayne D. Maddox, Sr., and Maynard Traywick Maddox, late of Carroll County. He graduated Huntingdon High School and attended Memphis State University. After graduating from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, with his law degree, he began the practice of law in Huntingdon in 1957. He was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1959, as the youngest member ever elected at that time, and to the State Senate in 1963. He served Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee from 1963 to 1965. Maddox was a member of the Carroll County Bar Association, serving as its president from 1965 to 1976, The Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Trial Lawyers and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. A noted trial attorney, with the majority of his practice in the area of criminal trials and appeals, he retired from the active practice of law in 1998, after indoctrinating his daughter, Jean, as a paralegal, and his sons, Butch and Matt, as lawyers in the firm of Maddox, Maddox & Maddox, and his son, Webster, in the family insurance business known as Maddox Insurance. Mr. Maddox was known throughout the state and country for his legal ability, prowess, and dominant courtroom presence. Mr. Maddox participated in many civic activities and organizations, especially in the area of youth, youth sports, and public service. He was one of the original organizers of the Huntingdon Babe Ruth Baseball league, coached Minor League and Babe Ruth Baseball, was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Huntingdon High School Baseball Team in 1970 on which his sons, daughter, and grandsons have participated. He was an award-winning high school football player and played basketball at Huntingdon High School an was an outspoken lifetime member of the Huntingdon Quarterback Club and a recipient of recipient of the Mustang's Blue & Gold award in 2000. He created the Maddox Huntingdon Football Scholarship in 2001 to encourage athletes with potential to attend college and continue their athletic careers at the college level. He was a former member of the Huntingdon Jaycees, was a licensed Ham radio operator prepared to assist in case of a natural disaster. He was a masterful gardener. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Clara Dean Wesche Maddox, a daughter, Jean Annette Newsome, three sons, Dwayne D. "Butch" Maddox III, Webster P. Maddox, and Matthew M. Maddox, and ten grandchildren, all of Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jackie Maddox Ralls of Jackson, Tennessee, and Peggy Maddox Church of Birmingham, Alabama. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Pete Marshall, Kenneth Smith, Floyd Chumney, Ray McCormick and Dr. Claiborne Christian and the Carroll County Bar Association. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Maddox Huntingdon Football Scholarship Fund c/o Carroll Bank & Trust, Huntingdon, Tennessee
Dwayne D. married Clara WESCHE. Born in 1933 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
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