Funeral services for Mr. Champ F. Maddux were conducted last Friday afternoon in the First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne. Officiating ministers were Rev. Richard G. Benefield, pastor and Father James Carroll of Chicago, son-in-law of Mr. Maddux.
Champ F. Maddux was born in Cheyenne June 1, 1901 and departed this life February 28, 1973 in San Angelo, Texas. He was 72 years old. His father, Samuel F. Maddux and his mother, Amanda Jane preceded him in death. Champ earned his livelihood as a rancher and realtor. In 1959 he was married to Lois Juliusson in Reydon. He was a life long member of the Methodist Church and a member for many years of the Masonic Lodge. He lived all his life in Roger Mills County.
Mr. Maddux is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home and by two daughters: Lavona Dobry of Tanoga Park, California and Lanita Carroll of Chicago, Illinois and by two step-daughters, Beth Revis of Reydon, and Yvonne Rogers of Perryton, Texas.
Other survivors include: one sister, Mrs. Naomi Haight, and one brother, Albert Maddux Sr., and one nephew, James Albert Maddux, Jr., all of Cheyenne and by nine grandchildren.
He is also survived by several other relatives and a host of friends.
Pall bearers were K.C. Perryman, Dr. G.A. Reimer, Ocie Franklin Bailey, Ivan Minor, Billy Brown, Art Scott, Collier Tracy, Jess Lovett, Jess Dooty, Harlan Thomas, Price Howell, Ab Lovett, L.L. Males, Hugh Tunnell, W.R. Krows and Charlie Wagnon.
A Christian committal service and Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside.
Interment was in the Cheyenne Cemetery under the direction of Scroggins Funeral Home of Cheyenne.
Cheyenne Star, February, 1973