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William Eugene "Bill" Maxwell

December 26, 1937 — April 14, 2020

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 his life will be conducted Saturday, July 25, 2020, at First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church followed by a memorial service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Trevor Dancer officiating.

The service will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home. The link can be found on Bill’s obituary page at www.dulletrimble.com.

Private family burial services will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Those wishing, may make memorial contributions 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 www.dulletrimble.com website.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020

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201 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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