Born Sept. 25, 1923, in Hollywood, Mo., son of the late O'Demus and Mira Kinchen Maxwell, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII. He was a Church of Christ minister, a member of the Church of Christ in Hollywood, a board member of Lulu Cemetery, and a butcher at the grocery store in Arbyrd, Mo.
On Dec. 17, 1948, in Kennett, he married Betty Burk, who preceded him in death on July 29, 2008. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Alice Maxwell Lemmons.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Keith Maxwell and Joe Bryant Maxwell, both of Paragould, Ark.; one grandson, Christopher Bret Maxwell, of Paragould; one great-granddaughter, McKenzie Leigh Maxwell, of Fort Hood, Texas; one sister-in-law, Mary Branum, of Hornersville; several nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Bradshaw-Emerson Funeral Home of Hornersville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Hollywood Church of Christ with Jon Binkley officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lulu Cemetery at Senath, Mo.
Pallbearers are Jeff Carter, Dan Stokes, Christopher Maxwell, Terry Sanders, H.C. Lemmons and Bobby Joe Smith.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Paragould Children's Home or the charity of your choice.