Hollis H. Maddox, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Hollis was born in Cullman, Ala., on Jan. 8, 1934. He married Shirley B. McClure on January 9, 1954. Shortly after they married, he joined the Army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany.
After serving his country, he returned home and started pursuing his degree in education. He graduated from St. Bernard College with a bachelor’s degree in education and received his master’s in administration and supervision from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He served many roles in the Bradley County School System, including principal at Valley View, supervisor of Transportation, federal project director, and secondary supervisor. A highlight in his career was assisting in the development of the desegregation plan for Bradley County Schools. He retired after 30 years of service.
Hollis was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt Maddox and Azlee Maddox; son, Robert Maddox; and brothers: Carl Maddox and Clarence Maddox.
Hollis is survived by the love of his life, Shirley Maddox; daughters: Paula (Jim) Moore and Deborah (Randall) Calfee; grandchildren: Chad (Laura) Moore, Amanda (Clay) Richardson, and Christie Brown; great-grandchildren: Ashley Brown, Emma Moore, Tenley, Allie, and John-Luke Richardson; and brother, Jerry Maddox.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in the chapel of Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Maddox officiating.
nterment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Chad Moore, Clay Richardson, Danny Lawson, David Chase, Frank Faulk, and David Maddox serving as pallbearers. Bob Erwin, Terry Caywood, Bill Winters, and Roger Rowe will serve as honorary pallbearers.
His family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Maddox family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.
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