Roy was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 21, 1947. He attended St. Mary’s High School in South St. Louis graduating in 1965. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served for four years stationed at Vandenberg Air Force base in California. He was very proud of his time with the military and honoring our nation. Roy met the love of his life Rosalyn (Novara) Maddock and they were married on March 1, 1974. He devoted his life to raising his seven children alongside his wife, Rosalyn.
After serving with the United States Air Force, he spent his working career with Ralston Purina in St. Louis, MO. In 2005, after 34 years, Roy was ready to retire and spend his days enjoying time with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. He also spent his retirement years working part-time for the Lindbergh School District as well as St. Louis Cremation. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends frequenting the YMCA, taking an occasional fishing trip, attending car shows to admire all the muscle cars and hotrods he so loved. He was a dedicated Catholic who attended mass every Sunday.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rosalyn (Novara) Maddock; his seven children, Nick (Karlyn) Maddock; Mark (Sue) Maddock; Scott (Courtnie) Maddock; Jeffrey (Felicity) Maddock, Elizabeth (Kevin) Gilbers; Matthew (Nicole) Maddock; Jessica (Jacob) Jones and fifteen grandchildren (Allyson, Tyler, Zach, Emily Rose, Emma, Samuel, Solomon, Scarlett, Dominic, Vincent, Reece, Brody, Mila, Gunner and Isabella) who all adored him.
He was a loyal husband, dedicated and hard-working father, doting grandfather and dear friend to many. He will be forever missed and remembered as the funny and kind soul he was to all that loved him.
Visitation will be held at St. Louis Cremation on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6-8 pm located at 2135 Chouteau Ave. The funeral mass will be held Saturday, May 11th at 10:30 am at Mary, Mother of the Church located at 5901 Kerth Rd. A full military honors service will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the American Diabetes Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.