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William "Bill" Maxwell '60 April 20, 2020 2:32 PM updated: April 20, 2020 2:33 PM

William Eugene "Bill" Maxwell, 82, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Adams Street Place.

He was born on December 26, 1937, in Longview, Texas, the son of the late William Maddox Maxwell and Macie Louise Gregory Maxwell.

Bill was reared by his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Macie Gregory and his uncle, Douglas Gregory.

He was a 1956 graduate of Longview High School and a 1960 graduate of Texas A&M University.

He was married on July 14, 1962, in the Longview First Methodist Church to Ann McEachern who survives at the home.

Upon graduation from college, Bill began a thirty-three year career with Sears, Roebuck & Company. He was transferred many times throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, and finally to Missouri. In 1977 he was transferred to Jefferson City to open the new Sears store in the Capital Mall where he served as manager until his retirement in 1993.

Bill served his community and church in many areas of responsibility. He was a member and Paul Harris Fellow of the Jefferson City West Rotary Club; president of the Missouri Retailers Association; president of the former Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees; chairman of the board of Memorial Hospital Foundation; member of the Executive Committee of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Jefferson City Area United Way; committee chairman and assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 1 of the Boy Scouts of America; member of the Lincoln University Advisory Board; and an active member of First United Methodist Church where he served in numerous capacities and was a member of the Odyssey Class.

He was a kind and generous person who always placed the needs of others before his own.

Other survivors include two children, William E. "Bill," (Janet) Maxwell, Jr., Odenton, Maryland; and Mary Ann (Brad) Daugherty, Columbia, Missouri; four grandchildren, Matthew Maxwell, Maryland; William "Trey" (Julia) Maxwell, III, Severn, Maryland; Kristi (Michael) Malloy, Olathe, Kansas; and Kelli Daugherty, Columbia, Missouri; and a brother-in-law, Bob McEachern, Waco, Texas.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date under direction of Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

Private family burial services will be in Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 201 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; or Common Ground Community Center, 1015 East Atchison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the website.

Services will be set for a future date to be determined. You can still show your support by planting a tree in memory of William Eugene "Bill" Maxwell.

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