Monday, October 12, 2009

OBT: Joe Maxwell

Fine man, wife with a huge heart, great kids, wonderful family . . .

Joseph “Joe” Edwin Maxwell
KERRVILLE — Joseph “Joe” Edwin Maxwell, of Kerrville, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 8, 2009.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1957, in Dallas, Texas.

Joe was the son of the Gladys Maxwell, of Kerrville, Texas, and the late Inge Maxwell. On Aug. 4, 1979, Joe married his high school sweetheart, Mary Kathleen Jones Maxwell, who survives. In August, they celebrated 30 years of marriage. Joe also is survived by his loving children: son, Joseph Austin Maxwell and his wife, Laura, of Pacific Grove, Calif., daughter, Mallory Kathleen Maxwell of Austin, Texas, and son, Price Adams Maxwell of Austin, Texas. He also is survived by his brother, Steve Maxwell, of Kerrville, Texas, and was preceded in death by his brother, Ken Maxwell. He was the son-in-law of Landon and Mary Belle Jones of Kerrville, Texas, and is survived by numerous other loving family members.

Joe was a 1975 graduate of Tivy High School and earned his Bachelor’s of Commerce from Schreiner College in 1986. He later earned his certification as a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and an Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Joe had a successful career in banking for First National Bank, Norwest and Raymond James in Kerrville. Joe worked for the past 11 years at USAA in San Antonio, Texas, as an investment and principle review representative. He was a dedicated employee and blessed his places of employment with his diligent work ethic, as well as his kindheartedness and occasional office pranks.

Co-workers and friends alike all knew Joe’s first priority resided at home, with his wife and three children. He dedicated himself to coaching youth sports teams, perfecting various marinades for outdoor barbecues on the deck and lovingly leading his family through all life’s adventures. A true Texas Hill Country man, Joe loved hunting trips with his friends, cheering on the Texas Longhorns (which goes hand-in-hand with hassling the Aggies) and Saturdays filled with numerous trips to Home Depot for home improvement projects. It could be said that Joe Maxwell was not in the pursuit of happiness, he was too busy creating it for those around him.

Joe was a devoted Christian who unabashedly shared his faith with others, even throughout his battle with cancer. He was a founding member of Impact Christian Fellowship, where he mentored countless men and women toward lives embedded in knowing Christ. His discipleship and faithfulness helped transform countless lives and will continue to live on as an example to all who knew him. Joe Maxwell loved the Lord, his family, and his friends, all passionately. Those who had the privilege of knowing Joe Maxwell are better because of his lasting influence on their lives.

The family will be available for visitation from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at Impact Christian Fellowship, 2031 Goat Creek Road, Kerrville, Texas. A celebration of Joe’s life will be Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m., at the same location.

Contributions may be made to the Joe Maxwell Family Support Fund at Guadalupe National Bank of Kerrville (attn: James Maberry). Donations also may be made to the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Kerr County and the Impact Christian Fellowship Building Fund.

The family invites you to send condolences at www.caringbridge.org/visit/joemaxwell or www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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