Mr. John Henry Maddox, age 75, of Commerce, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lula Bell Maddox; sisters, Louise McDaniel and Reba Maddox; and brothers, E. A. Maddox, Chester Maddox, J. E. Maddox, Carl Maddox, Gene Maddox and Anderson Maddox. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Barbara Hutchins Maddox, Commerce, GA; daughter, Kristen and fiancé, Jason Tindell, Flowery Branch, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Tracy and Fran Maddox, Sugar Hill, GA; grandchildren, Kenneth Maddox, Miranda Maddox and Kaci Mabrey; one great grandchild, Bradley Lucas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Flossie Cofer, Louena and Billy Titshaw, Marjorie and Johnny Sudderth, all of Buford, GA, and Barbara and Doug Stephens, Gainesville, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ezra Maddox, Emory and Delores Maddox and Thurman and Brenda Maddox, all of Buford, GA; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Maddox was born November 9, 1935 in Buford, GA. He was retired from General Motors, Lakewood Plant, after twenty-one years of service. He was a former volunteer fireman with Buford Fire Department. He was a racecar driver No. 29 for twenty-one years. He was owner of Maddox Monument Company. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Mr.. Hinton Porter officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2674 East Maddox Road, Buford, GA 30519 in memory of John Henry Maddox. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.