Allen Wilson Maxwell, Jr., 70, of Monticello passed away March 10, 2014, at his home in Monticello.
He was born April 19, 1943, in Pine Bluff and was the son of the late Allen Wilson Maxwell, Sr. and Ruby Lee Pearson Maxwell. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dale Maxwell and a sister, Ginny Maxwell.
He was currently serving as Mayor of Monticello. He was a member of The First Baptist Church, Twenty For The Future and was a Mason. He was a graduate of Warren High School where he played football, basketball and ran track. After graduating from Warren, Allen married his high school sweetheart, Dana Lou Rough and enrolled at Arkansas A&M College where he played football in 1961 and 1962. He then became employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1963 where he worked for 28 years before his retirement.
After returning home, he went to work for Congressman Jay Dickey at his Pine Bluff congressional office before becoming employed by UAP Timberland as a Human Resources Manager. Allen was also an Arkansas State Representative for six years (three terms). He then was elected as Mayor of Monticello where he has served for almost four years.
As Mayor, he was instrumental in many projects such as I530 funding, completion of the Monticello Sports Complex, implementation of the water system improvement system, completed the restoration of the sewer treatment facility, completion of the new Monticello Fire Station and various other projects. Allen was a strong backer for many Monticello and Southeast Arkansas economic development projects.
He is survived by his wife, Dana Lou Rough Maxwell of Monticello; one son, Allen Wilson Maxwell, III and wife Leigh of Madison, WI; one daughter, Paige Maxwell Chase and husband Tim of Monticello; three brothers, Tommy Maxwell and wife Beth of Monticello, Jerry Maxwell and wife Gale of Tonti Town, AR and Dr. Ralph Maxwell and wife Rhonda of Fayetteville; two grandsons, Pearson Allen Maxwell of Madison, WI and Tommy Lopez of Monticello; two granddaughters, Summer and Madisyn Chase both of Monticello; a sister-in-law, Susann Maxwell of Conway; two very special family members, Eddie Colvin of Dallas, TX and Zhenya (Eugene) Timonin of Nodgorad, Russia; a brother-in-law, Rick Rough of Little Rock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is March 12 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.
Funeral services will be held March 13 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Monticello. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery on North Hyatt Street in Monticello.
Memorials may be made to:
The American Diabetes Association
320 Executive Ct.
Little Rock, AR 72205
The Warren YMCA
207 North Main St.
Warren, AR 71671
Monticello Marlins Swim Team
c/o Shelly Mullins
204 Old Hwy 13
Monticello, AR 71655