Lynwood A. Maddox, of Tucker, passed away Dec. 10, 2018, at the age of 88. As a man of unwavering faith, he lived his entire life in a manner that reflected his Christian views. As a practicing attorney for more than 64 years, Mr. Maddox was guided by his faith in God. He served as counsel for hundreds of churches, ministries, evangelistic associations and nonprofit corporations. He was an elder at both Mt. Paran Church of God and its predecessor, Hemphill Avenue Church of God. He also helped start the Mt. Paran North Church of God. On television, he was well known as the host of both Countdown to a Miracle and the weekend edition of The 700 Club programs. Mr. Maddox served as International Secretary for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International and served as President of the Atlanta Chapter. Known affectionately as “Doc” to his men, Mr. Maddox proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Navy, in his role as a Corpsman in the United States Marines. He will lovingly be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Maddox was preceded in death by his parents, Levie Alvin and Maxie (McClure) Maddox; sisters, Fay Maddox Aiken, Vivian Maddox, Jo Ann Knight, Sharon Eva Maddox; and brothers, J.C. Maddox, David Maddox.
Survivors include his adoring wife of 68 years, Bonnie Faye Maddox; children and their spouses, Deborah and Larry Shrader, of Lilburn, Lynwood Alvin, Jr., and Carol Maddox, of Marietta, Thomas Lee and Monica Maddox of Kennesaw, Nancy and Cecil Pharr, III, of Atlanta; grandchildren and their spouses: Rebekah and Will Gifford, Brittany and Kyle Wheelus, Abigail Shrader, Caleb and Diana Shrader, Rachel Catherine Maddox, John Lynwood Maddox, Hannah Maddox, Mark Maddox, Joseph Maddox, Samuel Maddox, Chelsea and Tom Hagopian, and Cecil Pharr, IV; great-grandchildren: Micah Gifford, Hannah Rose Gifford, Noah Gifford, Addison Wheelus, Ethan Wheelus, Levi Maddox Wheelus; sisters, Betty Lou Shaw of Covington; Glenda Austin of New Orleans, Louisiana, Shirley Crawford, Gail Lindsey; brother and sister-in-law, John Wayne and Vickie Maddox, all of Porterdale; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mr. Maddox will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Mt. Paran Church of God, 2055 Mt. Paran Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia, with Dr. Mark Walker and Dr. Kent Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road, Covington, Georgia. Friends may visit with the family at the church, one hour prior to his service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Paran Rise Up and Build Fund, 2055 Mt. Paran Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.