Rusty Anthony Maddox, 54 of West Burlington, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Born July 5, 1964 in Burlington, he is the son of Albert Allen and Vicki Lee (Giles) Maddox Jr.
He attended Burlington High School.
Rusty worked in construction, for various farmers, and in production for Riley's Paint Company.
He was of the Christian faith.
He was a great outdoorsman. He loved nature. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and all outdoor adventure. Rusty enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his beloved grandchildren. His favorite pastime was baking cookies and sweets for the neighborhood children and friends. He was also known to be a little ornery on occasion.
Survivors include his fiancée, Amber Hand of West Burlington; two sons, Christopher West of Stronghurst, IL and Tyler Maddox of Kansas City, KS; his mother, Vicki Lee Maddox of Burlington; three siblings, Robert A. (Kimberley) Maddox of Las Vegas, NV, Robin A. Maddox of Cape Canaveral, FL, and Rochelle A. Maddox of Walker, LA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
The celebration of life service for Rusty will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Shane Mc Campbell will officiate. Inurnment will be in South Walker Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Monday, April 15th at Lunning Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial plant to be planted in memory of Rusty would be appreciated.
I'm Very Sorry Rob. Prayers to You and Family.
R.I.P. Rusty, your presence will be missed daily by many...rest easy buddy!!
Rob, I am so sorry for your loss. ~PaulaAnne E.
I must correct my little Sister Chris Goodman (Morse). It was definitely Lake Wildnerness with the infamous 'fang tree' that threatened to eat Rusty. Luckily it was not hungry that night. It was also the night that Scott Dilsaver and I saw a full moon. Thanks Rusty! I may not have only known and been around you briefly sir but the Lake Wilderness story goes back 40 years and that memory has not faded one bit. That's the piece of Rusty I will always remember. Rest in peace my friend. You made my childhood just that much brighter.
I got to know Rusty by seeing him 3 times a week for over 12 years. You knew if he was having a bad day or a good day right off the bat! He was well loved by all the staff and spoke of his son's often. Heaven gained another angel to watch over you.
So sorry for your loss Rusty and I were good friends since grade school he was awesome to hang out with..Prayers for the whole family.
I can’t even summarize our life together into a single paragraph. You changed my life for the better, you gave me so much purpose, taught me so many things. You taught me to be strong, to always be sympathetic to everyone struggling inside and out. You taught me what it’s was truly like to be loved and to love others with every fiber in my body. I’m going to miss you forever, and long for you forever for the remaining years of my life. You made me promise to always keep going no matter how hard it might be sometimes. You were my first love and I will never love anyone like I loved you. We had so many great times together, sometimes you really knew how to get on my nerves, but you made me sensitive and soft. I will forever miss you my love! Please show me all the time when I need you that your here for me. I promise Like I promised you I’ll make your momma is okay, and be here for her while trying to hold myself up too. You fought so hard, you were the strongest most amazing man I have ever known in my life. I’m so greatful to have had you into my life. I love you so so much, my Rusty dog.
Lots of wonderful childhood memories of Rusty in our teen years. What a great guy! My condolences to the family, sending prayers of comfort in the coming days!
So sorry for your loss! What a truly wonderful guy!
Sorry for your loss Vickie
Wow, so many memories Rusty. We had alot of good times when I was at the apartments. Sure missed you! Thought about you everyday. Fly high my friend, always love n respect, so happy you were in my life, touched by an angel. Linda And family
Oh yes the camping,Lake Wilderness was another favorite!
We remember camping with the Maddox's.... Rusty was with us one time at 7 Ponds Park. I'll never forget it, because he decided to sleep outside and he kept going on and on about the tree above him had fangs! He kept yelling at our brother, David..."David!! It's gonna get me!". He was hilarious and the Maddox's were fun camping neighbors. Bless him and our hearts are with you all at this difficult time. Chris Goodman (Morse)
Such a sweet ol man and so many laughs we shared! Raised a wonderful son and I am so blessed to have been a part of your life and his.
so sorry for your loss...…..may he rest in peace
I’m so very sorry for your loss! Sending Prayers!
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rusty. Our hearts are with you.
George and Nancy Burrus
BLESS YOU RUSTY AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU WERE A DEAR FREIND. YOU WERE JUST A PUP. GOD TAKES THE BEST OF US. PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS.
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