Richard Lincoln “Dick” Madison, 88, was born March 23, 1930 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa to the Rev. John Vincent and Anna Beard Madison. Reared as the son of a Methodist preacher, his faith was always central to his life. He died peacefully July 27, 2018 in Goliad, TX.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Ray Davis Torian Madison; sons, William Vincent Madison (New York), and Richard Lincoln Madison, Jr. (San Francisco); and sister, Anne Beard Madison Wallace (Mason City, Iowa).
Dick graduated high school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1948, and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1952 with a Journalism degree. He felt privileged to work on the Eisenhower campaign that year. He spent 4 years active duty in the United States Navy serving in the Chicago office of Naval Intelligence. He served in the Navy Reserves for many years attaining the rank of Commander. He came to Texas and received his Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin in January, 1960. His career took him all over the globe. He was proud that he had visited every county in every state in the Continental USA; lacking only one county in Hawaii and 13 counties in Alaska. He served as President and Chairman of the Board for Haag Engineering before retiring in 2000. He was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. He was always a man of his word, and had a quiet dignity that served him during the long years he was incapacitated. He faced life with patience, humor, and a quick dry wit that always brought a smile. Special thanks to all the family, friends, and care givers who helped so much.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Kay Crabb, Louise Walters, and John Madison.
A memorial service will be held August 11th at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church; 134 W. Pearl, Goliad, TX 77963 with the Rev. Bette Burris, and Pastor Missy Jenson officiating.
Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Goliad.
At his request, he is being cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.
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