William (Tiny) L. Maddox


William (Tiny) L. Maddox, died April 6, 2005, in Craig. He was 60.

Maddox was born Nov. 11, 1944, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Commander Max and Mary Moore.

Maddox grew up in a military family, which took him on many adventures in life. At 15, his family set up for good in Orange County, Calif. He graduated from Tuston High School. While living in California, his hobbies included surfing, and hanging around the beach.

In 1968, he met the love of his life, Patricia Marie Pfifer and they married in March of 1971. To this union they were blessed with two children, Timothy Maddox and Kristy Maddox-Webster. They moved to Craig in 1973 and built a home and raised their family. He came to Craig during the construction of the Craig power plant as a boilermaker. In 1977, he decided to go into business for himself as a welder and garage-door installer. In 1984, he went to work for the City of Craig as a city official in the building department. He worked there for 10 years and decided in 1994 to go back into the garage-door business and also construction until his death.

Next to God, his family was the most important part of his life. He was an only child, and when he married Patricia, he married into a whole new family. Kenneth Pfifer became one of the brothers he never had.

Maddox loved bald eagles and enjoyed dancing, hunting, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, golf, bowling, and card and board games. Blackjack was his passion and he couldn't wait to go to Las Vegas every year to play. When he was younger, he owned property on Bakers Peak, where he would love to spend the weekends in the summer in God's country. During the winters, he loved snowmobile parties and the annual Christmas-tree cuttings that Calvary Baptist Church would have.

He enjoyed life, loved people, and was a faithful Broncos fan. He was spontaneous and up for any adventure that came his way. Maddox received Jesus as his savior in 1980. He tried to live his life by always putting God first. He always said if it was meant to be, God would take care of it. He ran his house as well as his business with God always in control.

Maddox is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Patricia Maddox; his son, Timothy Alan Maddox, of Grand Junction; daughter, Kristy Renee Webster, of Craig; grandson, Justin Lee Webster, of Craig; and his parents, Cmdr. Max and Mary Moore of Monument.

Maddox was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betsy Shoust of St. Joseph.

Services were held April 13, 2005 at First Christian Church with Al Cashion officiating.

Selections were "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Fly Again," and "Dancing In Heaven."Honorary pallbearers were "All Bill's Family and His Numerous Friends."

Services were concluded at the church.

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