Richard Lee Maddy


Obituary Notice

Richard Lee Maddy, age 79, of North Little Rock, died Monday, February 2, 2004. He was born in Wellington, Kansas where he graduated from High School before receiving his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma A&M College, now Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater. Richard served in World War II seeing action in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres, receiving the Bronze Star. He retired from his engineering career in 1983, moving to North Little Rock.

He loved his family and was always involved in their welfare. He is survived by one sister, Mary Gasener of Hemet, California, and a niece, Cogene Diffee Simard and husband Houston of Olive Branch, Mississippi.

There will be a graveside service on Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the Columbarium of Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

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  • Richard was a true friend to me and my family since back when I was a young high school student in Wellington back in the 1950s. He was always available back then for encouragement and support for a young man in need of some words of wisdom from a much-respected adult. Later, when it was questionable that I would finish college as a young, married, Navy veteran with growing family demands, Richard was there with the encouragement and support I needed to see me through. Thanks in large part to him, I did receive my degree and went on to enjoy some modicum of success in my chosen field of journalism and public relations. Although we didn't stay in touch for all the reasons people use when geographical distance interferes, it was always a comfort knowing that Richard would always be a friend. I miss him already. But I'll always remember him as being a very special person in my life and I'll keep his memory alive for the rest of my life. I am a better man for having had Richard Maddy as my friend.
    James F. Hudson
    Halstead, Kansas