Weldon Leroy Maddox, 82, lawyer, VFW state leaderWeldon...

July 30, 1999

Weldon Leroy Maddox, 82, lawyer, VFW state leader

Weldon Leroy Maddox, a retired Baltimore attorney and past Maryland state commander and national judge advocate general of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Sparks resident was 82.

Mr. Maddox had a general legal practice for more than 40 years at 218 E. Lexington St. and retired in 1995. He was a member of the city, Maryland and American bar associations.

Born in Wimmers, Pa., he earned his bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1947.

During World War II, Mr. Maddox served in the Army in the Judge Advocate General's Corps and was discharged with the rank of captain in 1946.

He served in the Korean War and remained in the Army Reserve until discharged as a lieutenant colonel in the 1980s.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkville Memorial Post 9083, the American Legion and other veterans organizations.

He was a communicant of Immanuel Episcopal Church, 1509 Glencoe Road, Sparks, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Margaret Ogier; a daughter, Patricia Anton of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Clifford L. Maddox of Denton, Texas and Elmer E. Compton of Fleetville, Pa.; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

Frank L. Thompson, 89 formerly of Roland Park

Frank L. Thompson, who had lived in Roland Park for 60 years, died Monday of cancer at Silver Lake Nursing Home in Dover, Del. He was 89.

Mr. Thompson, who moved to the nursing home in May, had been employed by Southern States Cooperative, a gas and oil service and repair firm, for many years and retired about 30 years ago.

The Baltimore native graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He married Mabel M. Wisseman in 1972. Mr. Thompson enjoyed vegetable gardening, and caning and upholstering furniture.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a niece, Betty Goldsmith of Baltimore.

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Pub Date: 7/30/99

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