December 11, 1939 ~ June 14, 2017

Born in: Macon, GA,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Dr. Charles Deaton Maddox Arden ~ Dr. Charles Deaton Maddox, 77, of Arden, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 after a long battle with multiple myeloma at the Hospice Unit of the Charles George VA Medical Center. He was born in Macon, GA on December 11, 1939 to the late C.P. and Ollie Maddox. During his youth, he lived in Roberta, GA and attended Crawford County High School, where he was captain of the varsity basketball team, member of the CHS band and President of the student body. He was also a member of the Roberta Baptist Church. Dr. Maddox attended Mercer University (Macon, GA), receiving a BA degree. He received his M.D. degree from The Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA). His internship was at The Medical Center (Columbus, GA) and his residency in Pathology was served at Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Winston-Salem, NC) in 1971, as well as his residency in internal medicine at Bowman Gray in 1972. He served a second internal medicine residency at Georgia Baptist Hospital (Atlanta). He received his Board of Certification from The American Board of Internal Medicine in 1977. Dr. Maddox served in Vietnam as Medical Officer Captain from 1968-1970. He was stationed in Hue Phu Bai, Vietnam. In January of 1968, the base was hit by Vietcong mortar and rocket fire as part of the Tet Offensive. Capt. Maddox, M.D. received the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster for bravery in service. He also received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, two Overseas Service bars and a Combat Medical Badge. Dr. Maddox moved to Asheville in 1977 and opened a solo practice in Internal Medicine, which was located in Doctor's Park on Biltmore Avenue for 30 years, before retiring in November 2014. Dr. Maddox was a member of the medical staff at Mission and St. Joseph Hospitals. He loved medicine and was dedicated to his patients and practice. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Asheville and enjoyed attending Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Asheville. Deaton is survived by his wife, Wendy Heavner Maddox; two sons, Dr. Paul Maddox and his wife, Dr. Amy Maddox of Chapel Hill, NC and John Maddox of Burnsville, NC; one daughter, Lisa King and her husband, Kenneth King, of Augusta, GA; two sisters, Fleurette Joyner of Fort Valley, GA and Pozy Menhinick of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Billy Maddox of Sanford, NC; four grandchildren, Caroline and Emily Maddox, of Chapel Hill and Jennifer and Charles King of Augusta, GA. A Memorial Service will be held at Roberta Baptist Church in Roberta, GA at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 19, 2017. Interment will follow at the Roberta City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that donations be made in Deaton's memory to Roberta Baptist Church, 261 McCrary Avenue, Roberta, GA 31078 or to a charity of one's choice. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. A great Friend. He will be missed. Wendy, Joy and I will hold you in our hearts and lift your entire family in our prayers.

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  2. All of Deaton’s neighbors that knew him here in Glen Arden Estates will miss him greatly. Nadine and I extend our deepest condolences to Wendy and her family. May his memory be as a blessing to all who knew him.

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  3. I have fond memories of Deaton and his sharing of family history with meeting. Wishing Wendy and the family peace and the love that memories and keeping Deaton in your heart can bring.

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  4. My husband and daughter were patients of Doctor Maddox for many years. My son also passed away at age 58 from pancreatic cancer; Doctor Maddox took care of him also. Our family thought he was a wonderful,caring person as well as an excellent doctor.

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  5. To the Maddox Family
    Our thoughs are with you. Please accept our sincere condolences .Time is a healer. Cherish the wonderful memories
    and accept that he is at peace. Thank you God!!! He is in good hands.

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  6. Wendy, I met you while walking in Glen Arden Estates…you were having the pond filled. You mentioned your husband had not been well. I am so sorry to see he has passed. Even when we intellectually know something like this will occur, it always surprises our hearts. I just wanted to tell you that I am sorry you have lost your life mate and I hope that your family and your faith will carry during the times it may seems unbearable.

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  7. Deaton will be greatly missed. He always had a gentle smile on his face, and a genuine kindness about him. He was an asset to our neighborhood . We will miss him and remember him fondly

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  8. My heart was saddened when Dr. Maddox retired, and it is saddened again this week as I learned of his death. I was a patient of his for 30 years. He was a very caring person and a very good doctor. When he was retiring he suggested specialists for me to follow up with. I found a primary doctor closer to home but I’ll never find another doctor like him. Many thoughts and prayers are going your way today.

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  9. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I taught John.
    His life resonates through all that knew and loved him.

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  10. Dr Maddox was a wonderful & caring doctor loved by my entire family. He was so special and certainly one of a kind. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

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  11. A great man, an intelligent man. Always thinking about the patient. Seemed to love the simple life. I worked with his brother, Billy, at Eckerds for several years. Both nice southern gentlemen. Thoughts and prayers with his family.

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  12. Deaton Maddox was one of the greatest men I have ever known. He was a wonderful friend to my father Joel and an incredible mentor and friend to me. I will miss him terribly. To me he was more than just a war hero. He was a hero all the way around, in every Manor of speaking. He cared greatly for people and was a brilliant physician as well as a great humanitarian. There are very few people who had such a major impact on my life but he was always there for me. He was always there for all of my family and when there was an emergency Deaton never failed to pickup the phone or come to our aid. He truly was one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever known and he was on of my Father’s closest friends. My heart is truly saddened but I also have joy because I know he’s with my mom Dr. Edith Hutto in Heaven and they’re both with the Greatest Physician of all now. I can see those two now ‘cuttin up’ in Heaven and I know one day I’ll see him again. All of my family’s prayers are with you and your’s Wendy and we are here for you if you need anything. God bless and all our love. Jason J Holt.

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  13. Dr. Maddox was a great Christian man. He was my mother’s doctor for years and when her brother passed away suddenly she had a slight heart attack and Dr. Maddox put her in the hospital. She could not go to her brother’s funeral and would not let any of us stay with her. Dr. Maddox came and sit with her during the funeral and they prayed until we got back to the hospital. He may have never known how much this meant to my father and our family but it was mentioned several times as the years wore on. My mother and father are both gone now also. I only hope that the family has God’s comfort during this time. Thank you Dr. Maddox for being such a caring person. God go by your side.

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  14. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Maddox. I pray that God will comfort you all as only He can. May you feel His presence with you as close as a hug. My prayers will be with each and every one of you in the days, weeks, and months to come as you go through this journey of grief. I was probably among Dr. Maddox’s first patients when he opened his practice and among the last when he retired. He took such good care of me through all those years and I trusted him completely. He was an excellent physician and a kind and compassionate man. I was devastated when he retired and my heart is broken now. We will see him again some day in heaven and until then, we will be comforted by that knowledge. God bless you all.

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  15. So sorry to hear about Dr. Maddox’s passing. He was my physician for many years and he was a person of class and high integrity. My condolences to his family and friends.

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  16. God answered my prayer when I was in need of a GP. Dr. Maddox came into my life at just the perfect time. I felt love in that office. However, after my first and only visit I found out he would no longer be offering his services at the office. I was so saddened as now. I do believe people come into our lives like angels. For a reason, a season or a lifetime. To the family I send my condolences and I am grateful that Dr Maddox came into my life!

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  17. It was with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of Dr. Maddox. He was a friend and a great personal physician.
    I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to Billy, Alice, and the entire family.
    Respectfully,
    Jim Furness

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  18. Deaton was a good man and a great Doctor ….the kid of doctor that took the extra minute to ask about others in the family, or ask about you, as a patient and not necessarilly what you came in for.He was a compassionate Doctor and helped many people in ways most people dont even know about. He will be missed. Prayers are with you Paul, John and Lisa and the whole family

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  19. Deaton was a good man and a great Doctor ….the kid of doctor that took the extra minute to ask about others in the family, or ask about you, as a patient and not necessarilly what you came in for.He was a compassionate Doctor and helped many people in ways most people dont even know about. He will be missed. Prayers are with you Paul, John and Lisa and the whole family

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  20. Dr. Deaton Maddox. What an amazing person, amazing physician, amazing American.
    Amazing friend. Thank you Dr. Maddox, for everything.
    Rest in peace.

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