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Roy K. Maddock

Roy K. Maddock, 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and seven children at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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.

Funeral Services:

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.


  1. Karla Lindhorst on May 9, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I truly loved Roy and his precious family. Rosalyn and children you have my very deepest sympathy! Love and Prayers always.

  2. Gloria Tague on May 9, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. He is in no more pain and will now protect you and be with you every day..God Bless you and your here for you my good friend..

  3. Barbara Van de Riet on May 9, 2019 at 9:07 am


    I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Roy will always be with you. Faith and hope will help you get through your loss.

    Praying for you and your family,

    Barb Van de Riet

  4. Lyn Vest on May 9, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Rosalyn and family I wish I could take away your pain and grief right now. Hold tight to the Lord he is the only one that can. No more pain, meds, Dr appointments for Roy. He is rejoicing in heaven and watching over his family.

  5. Laura Conti on May 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Always such a warm smile and a positive presence at Lindbergh…thank you for sharing him with us in his retirement! My deepest sympathy to family and friends.

  6. Ken Weis on May 9, 2019 at 11:26 am

    God bless Roy and all of the family. Roy and I were classmates at St. Mary’s. He was always a fun guy to hang with.

  7. Bev Coleman on May 9, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I so enjoyed Roy’s warm greetings each morning at Lindbergh. He was a bright light in our community.

  8. Patrick Downey on May 9, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Our deepest sympathies extend to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your family be strong and support each other in this time of loss.

  9. Tom & Judy Girard on May 10, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Condolences to Rosalyn & family. Judy & I worked with Roy @ Lindbergh HS, and we just loved how genuine & friendly Roy was. He & Mr. Nelson made a great impact on our students @ LHS. Roy’s smile and helpful personality was perfect for our hallways!

  10. Gerry Sauer on May 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Very sad to hear about Roy. He was a source of smiles among all the cousins and a favorite godson of my mom, “Aunt Beatsie.” Fifty years ago this summer, he showed me a great time touring Vandenberg and waterskiing with his souped-up speedboat.

  11. Phyllis welsh on May 10, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Roy was friend, co- worker and always there to help. His morning greetings at LHS always started my day with a smile.

  12. Katie & Jack Jobst on May 10, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Such an amazing uncle and godfather – fly high Uncle Roy! Rest in eternal peace!

  13. Jim Hickey on May 11, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Roy and I were friends in Lemay and saw each other for a few years after the family moved to the city. Great memories. Always good to run into Roy and various family members through the years. Peace be with Roy and your family.

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