William “Craig” Madden


William “Craig” Madden, 52, of Mart, passed away Friday, May 2nd at a Waco hospital.

Memorial service: 11AM Tuesday, May 6th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ted Willis officiating. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Craig was born January 5, 1962 in Marlin to William B. and Laurene (Stevens) Madden. He graduated from Connally High School in 1980 and from TSTI in 1984 with a degree in computer programming. He then met the love of his life, LuAnn Owen and they married July 22, 1995 in Waco. They spent numerous years traveling and camping. They had a love for Colorado, Port Aransas, and most recently Shreveport. Craig had a special place in his heart for caring and supporting LuAnn’s students, especially cooking for student picnics. He worked for Texas Department of Corrections for 18 years, retiring in 2009.  He enjoyed his work and was well respected by his co-workers as well as the inmates. He was a Methodist.

He loved his family dearly. He was an awesome husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and co-worker. He was a very giving and selfless person. He battled and conquered many illnesses during his life. Many will benefit from his trials and medical research from his illnesses.

Craig was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mike and Ida Madden, and Dan and Mildred Stevens; and by his in-laws, Joe and JoAnn Owen.

Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years, LuAnn Madden of Mart; parents, Burl and Laurene Madden of Lacy Lakeview; sister, Cindy and Russell Volney of Lorena; nephew, Brock Volney and Samantha Collins of Lorena; niece, Courtney Volney and Ricky Sanchez of Lorena along with their daughter, Chloe; brother-in-law, Rick Owen and wife Lori of China; sister-in-law, Judi Brannon and husband Jay of Leander; niece, Andrea Owen of Lexington, VA; nephew, Davis Owen of China; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thanks to Providence ICU for their professional care and concern.

Memorials may be made to Mart Volunteer Fire Department or to a charity of your choice.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry to hear about Craig. He was a great guy. All of you are in my prayers

  2. LuAnn, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Sandra Kimbrell Speer

    Uncle Burl, Aunt Laurene, & Cindy,
    I am so saddened by your loss. May your memories of Craig and the wonderful memories you all created help you through this difficult time. Love to you all.

  4. I was so sorry to hear about Craig. He bravely fought a great fight through the years with his health issues. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  5. Carolyn Shilling

    Oh My Laurene and Burl, and LuAnn, I am so sorry to hear about sweet, precious Craig. My thought and prayers are with you and your sweet family. I used to love to kid Craig about not being able to mow because he was so allergic to grass when he was young. I so enjoyed getting to see him the last time . I love all of you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. God bless you with peace. I know there are such wonderful memories for you all.

  6. Carrie Gayeske

    Cindy, so sorry to hear about your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Lana Anderson

    I am so sorry for your loss – you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cindy, I am here for you and your family…

  8. Leslie Hicks

    LuAnn, I’m so very sorry to hear about Craig. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Shannon Wiggins

    I am so very sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. Cindy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love you, Shannon

  10. Jo Nell Reason

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love you,
    Jim & Jo Nell Reason

  11. Cheryl Hughes

    Luann, I am so very sorry to hear about Craig. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. If you need anything, please let me know.

  12. Craig will be greatly missed for his giving, gentle nature and kindness towards others in spite of the challenges he faced. I am praying for his entire family at this diffcult time. He was a wonderful man. May God comfort the family he is leaving behind, and may they feel the blessings of having each other at this time.

  13. Janice Braswell

    Dear Cindy & Russell and family,
    I never met your brother, but Russell spoke of him often. I know it’s been a long and hard
    journey for him and your family. I pray for you to have strength and peace and find joy
    in all the wonderful memories you shared with William.
    God bless,

  14. Darrell and Joy Kunkel

    Mrs. Madden,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Carey Roberts

    Cindy I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers.

    Roberts Family

  16. Debbie Stewart Van Cleave

    Mr & Mrs Madden,
    I am so sorry to hear about Craig. I have thought of him many times through the years when I think about starting first grade together. Craig and I were the ones crying that first day of school! Guess we were the “momma’s babies”! Truth is….we were already FAMILY people! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  17. Mary Schmedthorst

    Luann I was saddened to hear of your loss! My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  18. Connie. Busby

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Veina Brown
    Lowell and Barbara Brown
    Roger and Connie Busby

  19. Cindy, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your brother. Those of you left behind are sad but he has had a great coming home party with his Lord!!! I will keep you and the entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Trischelle Van Winkle

    Craig Madden was a wonderful person. He had a kind soul and a loving heart. He was a dear friend. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are for his family and Luann.

  21. Dennis Daigle

    LuAnn, although I’ve only known you and Craig for a short time I have been very inspired by your strength and courage. Please call on me if there is anything that I might do for you. I know that Jen would gladly loan me out for any kind of repair that you might need.

    May God wrap his protecting arms around you and keep you safe during this most difficult time. I pray for Craig’s parents also that they find comfort in the knowledge that Craig was so well liked and will be dearly missed by so many people. Parents should never have to bury their children.

  22. Burl and Laurene,
    I am so sorry to hear of craig’s passing. I remember all of the stories you shared when we worked at farm bureau. Craig was a great guy. May God be with your family in this difficult time.

  23. Nancy and Tom Gallagher

    LuAnn so sad to hear about the passing of Craig. Really enjoyed his humor and kindness. It has been a while but I remember the beanie babies you had collected. He always made me smile. He will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers with you and yours. Love Nancy and Tom

  24. Robert and Barbara Sykora

    Burl and Laurene, Cyndi and Family, Luann — we are so sorry for your loss. Craig fought a long hard fight, but still kept his sweet disposition. He will be missed but always remembered. Love and prayers, Barbara and Robert

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