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Friday, January 8, 2021
Starts at 2:00pm (Central (no DST) time)
Graveside services for Harold Ray Maxwell, 70, of Big Sandy will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park in Gilmer with Reverend J.N. Metcalf officiating. Mr. Maxwell passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, in Longview.
Harold Ray Maxwell was born December 10, 1950 in Gladewater to the late John Everett Maxwell and Mildred Nell White. He worked as a supervisor in the oil industry. Ray loved riding and training horses. He was always quick with a joke and was never in a bad mood. He made the most of every day and believed that “It should be against the law for the kids to have all the fun”. Mr. Maxwell served his country proudly in the United States Army. Ray was known as a “wheeler dealer” but was also very generous, giving, fair, honest and hard working. Ray enjoyed spending time with family and friends and eating Blue Bell ice cream. Ray will not soon be forgotten by those he leaves behind.
Ray is survived by his three children Michael Maxwell and wife Paula, Misti Swindell and husband Stephen and Colton Ray Maxwell; brother John E. Maxwell and wife Pat; sister Judith Marie Mills and husband Charles; two sisters-in-law Melba Maxwell and Martha Maxwell; five grandchildren Morgan Rockett, Macey Holt, Haden Holt, Landon Turner and Rayni Turner; great grandson Gunner Bledsoe; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many other loving family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Travis Lynn Maxwell, Melvin Dean Maxwell and Walter Lewis “Buddy” Maxwell.