John Joseph Madden

Born in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 13, 1933

Departed on November 25, 2016 and resided in Franklin, Tennessee

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John Joseph Madden of Franklin, TN, died Friday, November 25,2016, after a brief illness.

Born July 13, 1933 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Ruth and Ralph Madden, both preceded him in death. He is survived by his only sister Mary Serkosky, of South Windsor, Connecticut.

He was educated in Terre Haute, and joined the Air Force in 1953

during the Korean War. After the war, he attended John Herron Art Academy where he met and married his wife Chell Fogle. He then attended the Art Center in Los Angeles before returning to Indiana to begin his career in Commercial Advertising. John then moved to Chicago to work for the

D' Arcy ad agency and eventually to Nashville for advertising.

In Nashville, John and Harold Goodrum, opened a successful advertising agency, Madden & Goodrum and Associates.

He was a long-time member of Richland Country Club, The Legends Club and Old Natchez Country Club. He was a rules official for the Tennessee Golf Association. His spare time and retirement years were spent 08 the golf course with his wife, children and friends.

Mr. Madden was preceded in death by his wife Chell in 2000.

He is survived by his children Monica (Kelly) Caton, Tucker, GA., Monice (Bill) Hostettler, Nashville, TN., Sean (Marian) Madden, Suwanee, GA., Mischelle (Frank) Hopfinger, Lake Forest, IL., and Deirdre (Allen) Hood, Nashville, TN. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren

Mr. Madden will have a private memorial service. Contributions may be made in John's memory to The Tennessee Golf Association 400 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37069

2 Comments to John Joseph Madden

  1. Joyce McDaniel
    November 30, 2016 12:36 pm

    Monica, Monice, Sean, Mischelle, Deirdre my heart breaks for you guys. I have thought so many times of your Dad. So many wonderful memories of our advertising family. My thoughts and prayers for all of you and your families. My love to you all. Joyce McDaniel

  2. Harold Goodrum
    November 30, 2016 3:22 pm

    To all of John’s family, my deepest regrets. We had some great days together. Harold Goodrum

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