On February 16, 2019, United States Air Force Sergeant Denny Wayne Madory passed away due to causes related to his military service.

Madory was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in the small farm town of Duncan, Oklahoma. As a child, he enjoyed wrestling and track. As a responsible individual, he began working at the age of 16. Eventually, Madory and his future wife, Angela, met through a mutual friend.

In addition to being inspired by his father and grandfather, Madory decided to enlist in the military in 1990 because he wanted to experience the world outside of his small town. His love for his country fueled his honor of being able to be a soldier and serve. Throughout his career, Madory was a Combat Arms Instructor, the coach for his base’s competition shooting team, an expert marksman, knowledgeable of many different weapon systems. He was also asked to train the world team for his Majcom.

Having been through so much, Angela and her children, Madison, Lonnie, and Jentrie continue to thrive, move forward, and be successful; they would make their father very proud. Some of Angela’s hobbies include being involved in anything and everything her children are involved with and coaching volleyball. She also began a nonprofit organization for adults with disabilities – it is a health and wellness team that competes in the Special Olympics in Oklahoma as well as in the USA games for two national competitions. Angela and her daughter, Madison volunteer with an organization called Law Enforcement Torch Run, where they help raise money for Special Olympics Oklahoma. In the future, Angela is excited to see her family continue to remain resilient. She is also grateful to the Foundation for providing her with the financial stability of a mortgage-free home so that her children can remain in the home their father lived in with them. She would like others to know that although never forgotten, her husband, Senior Airman Denny Wayne Madory, will be missed and loved dearly.

United States Air Force Senior Airman Denny Wayne Madory is survived by his loving wife, Angela and his three children, Madison, Lonnie, and Jentrie.