Obie Eugene Maddux, Jr. 97, of Abilene Texas, passed away on June 28, 2021 in Abilene.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2021 at Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, Texas, with Rev. Dianne Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home.
Obie was born in Parker County, Texas to Obie Eugene Maddux, Sr., and Emma Freeman Maddux on May 21 1924. He went to school in Millsap. He helped his father in his brick making business before joining the army and fighting in World War II, where he was issued the World War II Victory Ribbon the Good Conduct Medal, the EAME Theater Ribbon and two Bronze Service Stars. Obie was also a sharpshooter with a rifle. Obie fought in Normandy and Northern France.
Following the war, he met the love of his life Nell Simpson, whom he married on September 18, 1946. Obie and Nell settled in Pecos, Texas, where he worked as a mechanic for several businesses before opening A-1 Motors, which he opened and operated until he retired.
Obie spent many years in the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department, one of his many passions. During his time at the department he served as Assistant Chief and rarely missed a fire. Obie was also member of First Baptist Church, where he helped with the media department in the church. Another of his passions was playing golf. Often taking vacations to Cloudcroft, NM, to play on their golf course. Obie also loved boating with family and friends. An avid skier, he taught his children to ski.
Obie’s greatest passion was his family – Nell, his son Harold, His daughter Tressa, and his daughter Barbara, fondly known as Barbie.
Obie was preceded in death and will be met in Heaven by his wife Nell, his parents Obie Maddux, Sr. and Emma Maddux, his son Harold and wife Supani, his brother Arvil and wife Barbara, his sister Bonnie Wester, and sister-in-law Bernice Maddux.
Obie is survived by daughter Tressa Armstead and husband, Karl, of Fort Stockton, daughter Barbara “Barbie” Bishop and husband Lanham of Winters. He is also survived by his brother Henry Maddux of Weatherford and his sister Emma Jean Moore and husband Harry Joe Moore of Weatherford.
Obie is survived and dearly loved by grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Harold Maddux, Jr. of Phoenix, three great-grandchildren, Vanessa Chloe, Xavier Alexander, and William Henry; Andrea Maddux of Phoenix, great-grandchild, Mitchell; Kristopher Armstead and wife, Cori of Midland, great-grandchildren, Kyle Bell and Kameron Armstead; Tiffany Helms and husband, Kelley of Eden; Ricky Bishop and wife Peggy, great-grandchildren, Lily and Ricky Bishop III; Paige Bishop and wife Lacy of San Antonio, great-grandchildren, Whitley and Pate.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Bishop, Paige Bishop, Ricky Bishop, III, Kristopher Armstead, Kameron Armstead, and Kelley Helms. Honorary pallbearer will be Donnie Thoms.
The family of Obie Maddux wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Kindred Home Health, West Texas Hospice Services, and Gina Goettsch, Director of Resident Services, Wesley Court.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.