Lowell Lee Maxwell
Lowell Lee Maxwell, age 88, of Childersburg, Ala. died August 1, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Childersburg. Reverends John Limbaugh, Pete West, and Jamie Pangman will officiate. A Masonic burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Radney-Smith Funeral Home of Sylacauga directing.
Mr. Maxwell was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Olive Maxwell.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lola Jean Maxwell of Childersburg; two sons, David Lowell Maxwell (Gayle) and Rev. Joel Robert Maxwell (Karen) of Childersburg; one daughter, Dr. Marilyn Maxwell Stephens (Rick) of Tuscaloosa; two brothers, James M. Maxwell (Shirley) and Harvey E. Maxwell (Judy) of Childersburg; and one sister, Thelma R. Warlick of Macon, GA; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Weed (Trey), Adam Maxwell (Carmen), Nathan Maxwell (Jennifer), Emily Johnson (Austin), Mark White (Anna), Jon Stephens, Joseph Stephens; ten great-grandchildren, Bryce, Abby, Ethan, Gavin, Sebastian, Carmella, Max, Lee, Benjamin, and Emma and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Maxwell was born August 30, 1930 in Grasmere, Alabama to the late Calvin Lee Maxwell and Olive Jewel Payne and a life-long resident of Talladega County. He graduated from Childersburg High School in 1948 and joined the United States Air Force in 1950 during the Korean War. His time in the USAF was one of the highlights of his life where he served as a flight line crew chief. His Air Force stories entertained his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for many hours. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where he served on many committees, a retired employee of Kimberly Clark, a Mason at Coosa Valley Masonic Lodge #929 for over fifty years, and a friend to the neighbors in Pinecrest. His greatest loves were his wife, and family. As the patriarch Papa, he enjoyed rocking all the new babies who came into the family and playing with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren during family gatherings. Papa was well known for his stories, making noises to mimic any and everything, and his love of airplanes and tractors.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Adam Maxwell, Nathan Maxwell, Trey Weed, Jon Stephens and Joseph Stephens, and great-grandson, Bryce Weed. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Coosa Valley Masonic Lodge #929.
The family wishes to thank Comfort Care Hospice of Talladega for their loving care and support during his final days.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to First United Methodist Church of Childersburg Food Pantry, 603 Fourth Street, SW, Childersburg, AL 35044, or Comfort Care Hospice of Talladega, 702 East Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.
Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.
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