Mr. Thomas Mather “Tom” Maxwell

Published 10:45 am Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mr. Thomas Mather “Tom” Maxwell

May 17, 2017

Mr. Thomas Mather “Tom” Maxwell, age 77, passed away at his home early Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Services for Mr. Maxwell will be held Friday, May 19, 2017, 10 a.m., at Climax Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Poppell and Rev. Tim Harrell will officiate. Entombment will follow in Maxwell Hill Cemetery. Tim Maxwell, Cuy Harrell, Chris Harrell, Billy Maxwell, Jr., Richard Maxwell, Justin Maxwell, Murray Maxwell, and Ike Maxwell will serve as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Buster Bell, Doyle Womack, Jason Lynn, Bo Hyatt, Billy Jowers, Wallace Bishop, Clemmon Johnson, Spencer Duncan, Mark Mitchell, Jerry Thomas, Dewayne Brock, Ray Scott, Bubba Knight, Emmett Brock, Johnny Knight, Jason Knight, Wendell Gardener, Micky Connell, Andy Bell, Kerry Dean, Bryant Garlin, Tommy Dollar, Hugh Dollar, Robert Cohen, Keith Stanaland, Cliff Bailey, Tarrell Bennett, Ronnie Gainous, Warren Hawthorne, and Dr. Sydney Cochran. The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Thursday evening, at Climax Baptist Church.

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Thomas Mather “Tom” Maxwell was born at home on April 4, 1940. His parents, Mather Marvin Maxwell and Edrie Georgiann Perkins Maxwell, have both preceded him in death. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. At 18 years of age, Tom started his own farming operation. Farming was Tom’s life. He loved everything about it. Tom was a member of the Board of the Georgia Peanut Commission, 1981-1984. He was a director at Sowega Cotton Gin. He served for many years on the board of Farm Credit. Tom Maxwell achieved too many agricultural awards to name during his farming career. He has raised award-winning Black Angus cows and quarter horses. Tom was a talented cook and loved to cook for others. He enjoyed antique tractors and antique automobiles. He hunted deer and turkey and loved to fish. Tom was a member of the National Tractor Pullers Association. He loved participating and won many awards. He loved his Jack Russell terriers. All the accomplishments of Tom Maxwell, all the awards, none of that was as important to him as his family. Tom loved his family. He was “D Daddy” to his grandchildren. Tom Maxwell will be missed by his community, his many friends, and the family he loved so very much.

Tom Maxwell is survived by his wife of 22 years, Dianne Waddell Maxwell; sons, Mark Maxwell and wife, Kathy, Paul Maxwell and wife, Dena; step-son, Michael Lloyd; sister and brothers, Ann Maxwell Harrell (Cuy), William H. “Billy” Maxwell (Vanita), Steve Maxwell (Susan), and Edwin D. “Bob” Maxwell (Evelyn); sisters-in-law, Dorothy Maxwell, Susan Darley Maxwell, and Martha W. Maxwell; grandchildren, Richard Maxwell (Nicole), Malori Maxwell, Jordan Maxwell, Justin Maxwell, and Tyler Lloyd; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ellen Maxwell Strickland; brothers, Joe Maxwell, Jack Maxwell, Wayne Maxwell, Franklin Maxwell, Chub Maxwell, and Murry M. Maxwell; and nephews, David Maxwell and Joey Maxwell.

Memorial donations may be sent in honor of Tom Maxwell to the Maxwell Hill Cemetery Fund, in care of Ann Harrell, 1703 old 179 North, Whigham, Georgia 39897.

On-line condolences may be sent at Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.