Madison (Maddy) Clinton devoted over 30 years to the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department, serving as assistant chief the last few years. He spent many hours in training and maintaining the equipment and was always willing to answer the page when a fire was reported. During his last call, he was under a porch when it fell on him, killing him instantly.
Maddy was born June 5, 1964, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to Madison and Mary Clinton. He moved to Friendship when he was four and lived in the area throughout his life. He attended Navajo School, graduating in 1982. He then obtained his associate degree from Western Oklahoma State College. Maddy began his career as a journeyman electric lineman at Southwest Rural Electric in 1987. In 1994, he started his 24 years with Public Service Company of Oklahoma, working on a crew as foreman, and finally a general serviceman. Through his work as an electric lineman, he became involved with IBEW, serving as a steward with Local #1002.
On July 14, 1990, he married Sandra Garrison. He became the father to two girls, Alison and Caitlin. Their life was filled with love and laughter. They travelled extensively in their RV, making memories and seeing the country. Their goal was to visit all 50 states, making 35 before his death. He was a devoted husband and father and did everything he could to protect and provide for his family.
Maddy was a quiet man who enjoyed spending time on the water in his fishing boat. He loved to catch walleye, crappie, and catfish, but was happy with anything on the hook. His wife, daughter, or father often accompanied him on his fishing trips, but he gladly took anyone who wanted to go.
Maddy grew up as a preacher’s kid, attending Friendship Baptist Church most of his life. In 1998, he was ordained as a deacon and served in that capacity until his death. He was a Godly, faithful man, serving the Lord by serving others. Maddy was humble and believed in helping without any recognition.
Maddy is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughters, Alison Martinez, and husband, Mitchell, and Caitlin Clinton; his father, Madison; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Francie Clinton, and Marty and Lori Clinton.