Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 3, 2013

Emory Coye “Jack” Maxwell

SPEEDWAY — Emory Coye “Jack” Maxwell went to be with his Lord and Savior at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the age of 84.

Jack was born May 1, 1929, at Stotesbury, he was the son of the late Noah John and Evelyn Ayers Maxwell.

Jack served his country as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He earned a Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Campaign Stars, United Nations Service Medal and he declined to accept a Purple Heart Medal for his injuries.

After the military he moved with his family to Bensalem, PA., where he was employed by Patterson Parchment Paper Company.

Jack married his loving wife Maxine in 1962 and was blessed with two children Emory and Lora Ann.

He moved to West Virginia in 1982 and retired from Celanese Corporation in Narrows, Virginia in 1992. Jack received a precious gift of a heart transplant in April of 1995.

After his transplant he rode in the St. Jude Children's Hospital Bike-a-thon sponsored by Painters Chapel United Methodist Church of which he was a member. Over an eight year period he rode 200 plus miles and raised approximately Ten Thousand Dollars.

He enjoyed the Thursday night visitation program with Painters Chapel. Jack was also a big supporter of Bible in the Schools program.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Claude and his wife June.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 51 years, Maggie “Maxine” Gunter Maxwell. Children: Emory Maxwell and wife Cami of Speedway, Lora Ann Alvis and husband Russ of Princeton. Three grandsons whom he adored: Adam Casey Maxwell, Zachary Maxwell Alvis and Sean Emory Maxwell. Siblings: Gene Maxwell and wife Adeline of Ocala, FL, Dale Maxwell and wife Mary Lou of Levittown, PA, Bob Maxwell and wife Bea of Ocala, FL, Dorothy Ann Hinde and husband Ed of Ocala, FL. A host of loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Jack Maxwell will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, September 5, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Randy Sargent and Eddie Via  as speakers. Burial will follow in Athens Cemetery in Athens and military honors given under the direction of the Mercer County Honor Guard.

Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 5 until 7 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family via

Serving as pallbearers will be Adam Maxwell, Sean Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, Russ Alvis, Zachary Alvis, Tommy Osborne and Chuck Pincik.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Bible in the Schools, P.O. Box 543, Bluefield, WV 24701.

The Maxwell family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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