Mr. Lloyd Ray Madden, age 78, of Daphne, Alabama, passed away March 21, 2022, at his home after a lengthy illness. Mr. Madden was born January 8, 1944, in Appleton, Alabama. He was a 1961 graduate of W.S. Neal High School and received his Associates Degree in Business from Faulkner State. He served as a desk clerk at headquarters in the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia from 1962 – 1965.
In 1964 while serving in the Army, Ray and Doris Massey were married in Greenville, Mississippi. They resided in Brewton and later moved to Mobile in 1966, where Ray started his career as a salesman of office supplies and equipment. They have been residents of Daphne, Alabama since 1987. They were active members of Belforest Baptist Church which later became 3Circle Church. Ray loved serving on the parking and greeting teams for many years.
Ray was an avid fisherman and a proud member of the Mobile Bass Masters Club and was always dreaming about catching “The Big One.” He also enjoyed reading, working in his garden and spending time with his family, which included keeping the pantry full of special treats for the grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Louise Hammac Madden; three brothers, Marvin (Libby), Bill (Gladys) and George (Jean); four sisters, Audrey Ann, Orette McCall, Nell Tindell and his twin sister, Fay Tanner (Jim).
Ray is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris; three daughters, Nina (Hallie) Brown of Daphne, AL, Jennifer (Ricky) Castillow of Loxley, AL, and Chanda (Scott) Meinhardt of Spanish Fort, AL; two brothers, Jerome (Adell) of Brewton, AL and Rankin (Garnett) of Brewton, AL; one sister, Ella Ward of Sun City, FL; and a special nephew, Glenn Richard Madden. He was blessed to have five grandchildren, Marissa (Dan) Bender of Tampa, FL, Brittany (Chad) Stefano of Spanish Fort, AL, Andrew Lloyd (Ashley) of Daphne, AL, Brandon Brown (Leanne) of Loxley, AL, and Brent Brown (Yomilette) of Springhill, FL; and he was super blessed to have four great granddaughters, with two more on the way; two great grandsons and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation at 3Circle Church, 10080 County Road 64 in Daphne, will be on Thursday, March 24, 2022, beginning at 10:00AM. A celebration service with Pastor Nick Williams officiating will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spanish Fort, AL, at 12:30PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation at https://t2t.org/donate/
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
So very sorry to hear about Rat we the class of 61 always enjoyed our visits and we always talked about good times and my husband and Ray would talk about their fishing trips. May he rest in peace
I’m sorry for the loss of such a great man. Love and prayers to all the family.