Alvin ‘Al’ Maddox Jr.

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Alvin “Al” Maddox Jr. was born Aug. 8, 1930, in Prairie Hill, and passed peacefully from a stroke at age 83, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He served 11 years in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. Al earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Sam Houston State University and went on to have a long, successful career in law enforcement. He worked with the State Liquor Control Board and the Dallas Sheriff’s office, beginning his career under Sheriff Bill Decker. 

One of his main interests was the Kennedy assassination and he often participated in programs at the Sixth Floor Museum, sharing his memories of that tragic day.

He was known for his enjoyment of coin collecting, his keen sense of humor, love for his family and love for his sweet dogs, Phybe and Snowball.   

Maddox is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mae Maddox; daughters, Andrea Kohlhaas and husband Todd, and Vanessa Mangan and husband Mack; and grandchildren, Clayton and Dillon Summers and Chaz Mangan. 

Al was a 32nd Degree Mason and a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Duncanville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the SPCA.

Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, 811 S. Cockrell Hill Road in Duncanville. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, followed by a burial service at 4:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.