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W. Louie Madden

May 6, 1927 ~ February 10, 2018 (age 90)

W. Louie Madden, 90, of Burlington died in Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

A native of Belton, SC, he was the husband of the late Lucy Wilson Madden and the son of M. B. Madden and Mary Frances White Madden, both deceased. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during World War II. Mr. Madden retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Bula Masonic Lodge #409 and the Burlington Shrine Club. This year marked 50 years since he joined the Masonic Lodge. He was also a life member of the Bula Moose Lodge #649 where he was awarded the Pilgrim Degree, the highest degree of the Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Madden, an avid shag dancer, was a member of the Burlington Shag Club and the Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame in North Myrtle Beach.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah M. Chandler and husband John of Colorado Springs, CO; two grandchildren, John Nathan Chandler and Leighanne Chandler Potts; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Evelyn Spoon, Johnnie Cross and M. B. “Bud” Madden, Jr.

The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 11:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Pike’s Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, Moose Charities, 155 South International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1180 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled and Burned Children, C/O Shrine Club, P.O. Box 1602, Burlington, NC 27216.

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