Joe “Butch” Maxwell of Potosi was born May 17, 1947 in Mineral Point a son to the late Leonard Maxwell and Alberta (Courtois) Maxwell. Butch departed this life Wednesday, May 12, 2021 having reached the age of 73 years, 11 months and 25 days.
On September 12, 1998, Butch was united in marriage to Thelma (Blankenship) Maxwell and together they were blessed with twenty-two years and many wonderful memories.
Butch is survived by his loving wife, Thelma; sons, Shane Maxwell and wife Angel of Park Hills, Allen Maxwell and wife Crystal of Potosi; step son, David Rawe and Kelly Brooks of Cadet; step daughters, Mary Glore and Dan Wilson of Cadet, Marie Wyatt and Bill Cornett of Cuba, Missouri, Tammy Stark and husband Yancy of Potosi; sisters, Karen Gardner and husband Carl of Liberty, Missouri, Sharon Arndt of Potosi; brother, Sammy Maxwell and wife Marsha Maxwell of Madris, Oregon; sister-in-law, Terry Maxwell; seventeen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natalee Rawe and brother, Harold “Kenny” Maxwell.
Butch was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He cherished every moment he spent with his family and always put others before himself. He greeted everyone with a smile and treated them like a close friend. He will be deeply missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.