WINDER - Charles O. Maddox Jr. passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
He was the son of the late Charles Oscar Maddox Sr. and Willie Mitcham Maddox, both of Barrow County.
Following his graduation from Duke University in 1942, he volunteered for service in the United States Army Air Corps and served as an officer in the Pacific Theater. Following his discharge, he was employed by McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis.
In 1947, he returned to Winder and joined The Peoples Bank. In 1953 he married Betty Jo Blanton of Asheville, N.C. Mr. Maddox served as president of The Peoples Bank until 1997 and chairman until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Maddox was the founding president of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia as well as the founding chairman of Georgia Bankers Bank. In 1976, he served as national president of the Independent Bankers Association of America. He served his community through many civic, business and charitable organizations. He was a lifetime active member of the First Baptist Church of Winder. Mr. Maddox was a member of Athens Country Club and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Mr. Maddox was respected and beloved by generations of his bank employees and citizens of Barrow County.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo; son, Christopher B. Maddox and his wife Kimberly, and their children, Samantha, Morgan and Zackary, all of Winder, Barrow County.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. The services will be held Saturday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Winder. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements.