He was blessed with 88 years of life that were filled with love for his family, friends, and church. He loved to laugh, visit with friends, and was always ready to extend a helping hand.
Arnold Madon was born December 29, 1922, in Claiborne County, Tenn., to Luther and Eva Powell Madon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Opal Rucker Madon; and by one son, Edward Craig Madon. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Howard Madon, William (Bill) Madon, and James Hubert Madon.
He is survived by a son, John A Madon of London, Ky.; a daughter, Vickie C Byrne (Mikel Byrne) of Middlesboro; two granddaughters, Amy M. Madon, and Ashley E. Madon, both of Lexington, Ky.; a grandson, Jon-Mikel Byrne (Bryant Byrne) of Charleston, S.C.; and one sister, Emma Lee Maxwell (Elmer Maxwell) of Middlesboro.
A faithful member of the Binghamtown Baptist Church for over 50 years, he served the church as a choir member and deacon. Much of his life was focused around activities and friends involved with the church. He also proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
Services were held on Sunday, April 3, with visitation at 5 p.m., followed by funeral service at 8 p.m., at the Shumate Funeral Home, Middlesboro, with Dr. William Boyd Bingham and Garry Bingham officiating.
Graveside service were held 11 a.m., Monday, April 4, at Green Hills Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jerry Bradford, Bobby Gambrel, Terry Redmond, Lee Thompson, Jon-Mikel Byrne, Josh Peters, and James Carl Shumate. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Men Sunday School Class at Binghamtown Baptist Church, and the morning coffee crew at McDonalds, Middlesboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Gateway Christian School Middlesboro.
Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.
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