Darryl Wayne Maddox, 74, of Amarillo, Texas died on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, after a short illness. He was a loving husband, brother, and uncle to five nephews, plus he was always his own unique personality.
He was born on February 26, 1947, to Wilson Clifford (Bing) and Willie Lynn Maddox in Borger Texas. He received his education at West Texas State University with a BS in Geology and an MS in Physics. While he worked many years as an educator at both Amarillo College and West Texas A&M; his real love was fieldwork. He happily ended his professional career owning his own Mudlogging business which allowed him to use his in-depth knowledge of geology and oil exploration. He was proud of his patent for “Apparatuses and method for paleocurrent direction determination using reflected light.”
He is survived by his wife of 38 yrs, Patricia (Pat) Maddox; a sister, Lynn Schroth and husband George of Houston; nephews: Cameron, Clayton, and Connor Cook of Frisco, Texas; Kevin Dalley of Houston; and Brian Walts of Atlanta. Plus, Oreo his cat will dearly miss him.
He was an active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church where he valued his Friday Men’s Group. He particularly enjoyed the magnificent organ as his first College major was in music.
Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo, Texas on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. The burial service will be livestreamed to Facebook, Youtube, and the St. Andrew’s website.
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
Storybridge: Dolly Parton Imagination Library. PO Box 50524, Amarillo, Texas 79159
BSA Hospice of the Southwest. HospiceSouthwest.com
Boynton Chapel UMC: Music Academy. 2812 Milby St Houston, Texas 77004