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Bryn Madge

Bryn Edward Arthur Madge

Wednesday, September 11th, 1940 - Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Obituary

Bryn Edward Arthur Madge, 80 of Quebeck, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

He was born Wednesday, September 11, 1940 in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late John and Georgia Roth Madge.

Survivors include:

Wife- Barbara Madge of Quebeck, TN

Daughters- Danielle Upshaw (Jeff) of Cookeville, TN; Kimberly Sheridan (Dale) of Fairborn, OH; and Mari Lynn Madge of Florida

Sons- Geoffrey Madge of Missouri and Stephen Madge of Washington

12 grandchildren and 2 on the way

Brothers- Robert Madge (Cheryl) and Gary Madge

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Cookeville in the conference room. A reception will follow.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cookeville
1228 Bunker Hill Road
Cookeville, TN 38506

Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com
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    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cookeville
    Address
    1228 Bunker Hill Road
    COOKEVILLE, TN 38506
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Linda Lipiac

Posted at 03:31pm
My sincere condolences. Thinking of you and your family. - Love, your sister, Linda and her family, Jeff and Tanya
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Paula S. Johnson

Posted at 10:20am
In memory of Ed for my dear friend Barbara. May his spirit live on in this tree representing growth, strength, and appreciation for all life on earth
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Robert Madge

Posted at 07:47am
My Big Brother
1940-2020
Bryn Edward Arthur Madge ( B.E.A.M.)
My brother was a river rock; very smooth and shiny from casting himself into the most turbulent waters of the stream. He did not lie easily on the shoreline of brisk waters, but rather dove into the challenges of swift and sometimes turbulent currents. And as the passing waters scraped his exterior, it strengthened his core and wore his being into a beautiful survivor.
Seven years my senior, he was always just beyond my reach as a play pal. Our years of separation too great to join us as playmates exploring the world as we grew up. But, for me he was a bright light to follow through life. Watching him navigate tough decisions and seeing him develop a path to his dreams, casting aside nightmares as though they were fuel to strengthen the will to reach his goals. My brother set a path in life and he followed it with purpose.
Early on as a teenager, his motivation to serve started by joining the North Dade Civil Air Patrol Squadron. Before he graduated High School, he had risen to Squadron Commander under his adult leader Captain William Sykes, which earned him an Airman 1st class stripe upon enlisting in the US Air Force. He spent his tour assigned to the North American Air Defense Command.
After his discharge, he was told in 1965 at twenty-five, he had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with six months to live. He told his doctors they were wrong. He had too much living to do, and it turned out he did. 55 Years later with three marriages, five children, numerous grand and great grandchildren, his proclamation for a future, proved his intention to live life, a greater power than the diagnosis of learned doctors.
Over the years our paths, though different, culminated with his having a great influence on where and how I ended up. Bryn was a lifelong first responder in law enforcement, rising to manage the Economic Crimes Division of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. As a sideline he taught safe driving in Traffic School for years, and I can’t tell you how many people I met over the years, after hearing my name, ask if I was related to a Driver’s school teacher with the same last name. The real surprise was their consensus comment, “He was a great teacher, I really enjoyed his class.” I ask you, who enjoys court ordered Driver’s School? It made me realize my Brother’s dedication to whatever endeavor he undertook, always placed him in high esteem with those he worked beside and those he served. I am now sure that my becoming a first responder on the Fire side of public service, and transferring from suppression to Fire investigation and Code Enforcement, was directly influenced by a secret desire to be like my Big Brother.
‘We only go through this life once’, was an affirmation my Brother understood all too well. And he made sure he would travel the road of life with the convictions he stood for, unwaveringly steadfast to his principals. I knew him for my lifetime, but even those who crossed his path over the years recognized a man worthy of the praise of others and the love of friends and family. My fortune was to be born by the parents who created him and gave their gift to this world. Now, back with them, may he rest in peace.
Bob Madge
Oct. 11, 2020
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