HOBART, IN - Billy Leo 'Mad Dog' Madison, age 79, of Hobart passed away Wednesday, November 07, 2018. He was born on October 31, 1939 in Evarts, KY to the late Leo and Gladys (nee Burton) Madison. He retired after 41 years as a millwright for US Steel. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Virginia (nee Mann) Madison; daughter, Renay Marie (Chuck) Smith; two grandchildren, Dane Emerson (Danielle) Wheeler and Ashley (Garrett) Cantwell; two great granddaughters, Lara and Emerson Wheeler; sister, Patsy (Al 'His Best Buddy') Piunti; brother-in-law, Preston (Barbara Frazier) Mann; sister-in-law, Pat Gibbons; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Nelson.
A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at REES FUNERAL HOME, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart IN 46342, (219) 942-2109. Online condolences can be made at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.