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Obituary – Billy Jack Maxwell (1945-2021)

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Billy Jack Maxwell of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, August 6, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas with his loved ones by his side. Billy Jack was born April 13, 1945 in Waldron, Arkansas to MC Maxwell and Lorine (Nix) Maxwell. He was 76 years old.

Billy Jack grew up in Waldron, Arkansas and graduated in 1962 from WHS. He served a time in the United States Army. He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Abbott and started their lives together. He owned and operated Maxwell House Construction for 48 years. He was well known in and around Waldron for the hundreds of houses he built so people could make their dream homes a reality. For many years, Billy Jack’s hobby was his work. When he wasn’t working he enjoyed tinkering on cars. It’s been said that he was a “foodie”. He was always up for a good meal. Billy Jack was a long time member of Temple Baptist Church in Waldron. He was instrumental in the construction of the new sanctuary and even took a tumble off a roof while doing so. He was always excited and ready to spend time with his family. 

Billy Jack leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara of the home, and one son, Eric Maxwell of Waldron, Arkansas and one daughter, Shonna Maxwell of Arkansas. PaPa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Skylar Maxwell of Oklahoma, Lindsey Shaddon of Arkansas and Chealsea Burris of Arkansas as well as 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Charles Maxwell of Waldron, Arkansas, and his nieces and great-nieces and nephews. Billy Jack will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including an extended family of friends, neighbors, and loved ones dear to his heart. 

Billy Jack was preceded in death by his parents, MC and Lorine Maxwell.

Billy Jack’s graveside celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 9, 2021 at Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. George Barham officiating. Interment will follow.

Billy Jack’s pallbearers will be Rick Bice, Roger Brigance, Trey Plummer, Mike Stringer, A.G. Morrison, Robert Handley, Jimmy Maxell and Harley McCurry. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Plummer, Curtis Billings, Herman Balentine and Shelby McEntire.

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