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.
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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.