John Henry Maxwell, 85, of Hamburg, died on November 17, 2014 at his daughter’s residence in Monticello.
Mr. Maxwell was a native of Parkdale and a resident of Hamburg for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served 19 months of his enlistment overseas. He was stationed at Kayong, Korea, with the 79th Engineers during the Korean Conflict. He was a long time employee of the Murphy Ford Company and was known county wide and beyond for his automobile salesmanship. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising quail and yard work. His passion was his granddaughters whom he adored.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Betty Ruth Scott Maxwell in 2006; two sons, infant Russell Scott Maxwell in 1954 and David Randall Maxwell in 2001; his parents, John & Willie Allison Maxwell; five brothers, Wayne, George, Raymond “Hoss”, Pete and Hubert Lee Maxwell and a sister, Florene McLeod.
He is survived by a daughter, Joy Diane “Sissy” McRae and husband, Craig, of Monticello; a brother, Robert Maxwell of Hamburg; three granddaughters, Meghan Scogin and husband, Trent, Britney McRae and Ashlen McRae all of Monticello; two great-grandchildren, Mia & Mason Scogin and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held November 21 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Ryan McRae officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Boyd Kusturin, Corky Maxwell, Craig McRae, Trent Scogin, Billy Maxwell and Russell Maxwell.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 427, Monticello, AR 71657.