Glen Robert “Bob” Maddox, 77, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a life-long Kokomoan and left this world on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann (Hoge), and his children, Robin and Bobby (Julie) Maddox; grandchildren Lacy and Devin Davis and Elena Maddox; great-granddaughter Leyla Jaye Davis; sister Janice (Jack) Gornall; brother, Jimmy Maddox; several aunts, an uncle and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A 1957 Kokomo High School graduate, Bob went on to attend Ball State University. He proudly served 30 and one-half years and retired as Captain in the Kokomo Fire Department. After retirement, his love of driving and his genially cheer with children led him to spend 14 years as a bus driver for Kokomo Schools.
Bob was an avid Purdue, Colts and Chicago Cubs fan and a proud landscaper and gardener. He was known to boast of always being the first person to get out his lawnmower in the spring and the last to put it away in the fall. Bob spent his time away from his yard on the hunt for antiques, and in particular, glassware. He and Ann loved spending time together, and would frequent auctions and casinos. And when it was time to travel, it was preferably Florida by car. Bob loved fishing, in particular with his dad and his two sons. He was a man with many pets, with an affinity to alcohol-themed dog monikers. Bob was a true friend, always ready with a quick joke and a recap of the latest game. He’ll be greatly missed, but his memory will always be held dear.
He was preceded in death by his parents James W. and Betty J. (Kollmar) and his son, Rodney Maddox.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a short service at 4pm, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Elliott House, 1216 West Sycamore Street, Kokomo. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.