Obituary of Dub Maxwell
William Jefferson “Dub” Maxwell, 80 years young, of Grandin went to live with his Lord and Savior-Jesus Christ, on Monday, August 9, 2021 around 8:45 AM while at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Dub was born May 3, 1941, to Jesse Craven "JC" and Violet Maxwell in Bristol, Oklahoma. They soon moved to Firebaugh, California, where he became a farmer for most of his life. Growing up he was very close to his siblings, having one older brother, one younger brother, and two younger sisters, in addition to many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. On January 29, 1981, Dub married the love of his life Marlena Maxwell and eventually settled in Grandin, Missouri. Dub lived a blessed life of love, sacrifice, and dedication to this family, visiting his kids and grandchildren every chance he was given and thoroughly enjoying all family get togethers, as he was always the life of the party. He was a farmer and mechanic, a gardener, storyteller, singer, and loved playing the guitar and making people laugh with his contagious joy. Family meant everything to him, and his legacy lives on through his 12 children- nine daughters and three sons, 40 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren, with many more to come. Survivors include his beautiful wife- Marlena Maxwell, ten children- Tisha Maxwell of Poplar Bluff, William (Kayla) Maxwell of Grandin, Rose Maxwell of Poplar Bluff, Sarah (Nathan) Raymer of Ellsinore, Matthew (Tiffany) Maxwell of Poplar Bluff, Dewey Maxwell of St. Louis, and Rachel (Joseph) Thurman of Ellsinore, as well as Tina (Charlie) Terrel of Tulare, California, Helen (Joey) Collins of Porterville, California, and Theresa (Robert) VanRossum of Reno, Nevada and two sisters- Marjorie (James) Humphres and Judy Howton both of Tulare, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers- JD Maxwell and Deryle Maxwell, and two daughters- Susan Flannigan and Lisa VanRossum. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 6 to 8 PM at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan, Missouri. Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, August 20, 2021, at 2 PM at the funeral home with Tyler Feller, beloved nephew, officiating. Burial will follow in the Joplin Cemetery (New Hope Church) in Ellsinore, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, please mail cards and monetary donations to Marlena Maxwell at 6934 Carter Route B, Grandin, MO 63943. If preferred, contributions can be made digitally at www.tylerfeller.com/give.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Dub
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Edwards Funeral Home, Inc.