Fred H. Maxwell
(Age 92) passed away at Hoover, AL on June 6, 2014. He was born January 19, 1922 in Fairfield, AL, the son of Fred and Mittie Maxwell. He graduated high school in Ensley and joined the U.S. Army in 1942 after completing his first year at Auburn University.
He was a decorated World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army, Chemical Weapons forces across the European Theater. He sailed to England on the Queen Mary troop ship in 1943 and entered combat on Omaha Beach. He fought across Northern France, the Rhineland and the Ardennes. He was awarded the Purple Heart in Belgium following V1 rocket explosions that destroyed a building he was inspecting with his squad. Following his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945 as Sergeant, he met his wife of 68 years, Helen Culp. They were married on November 26, 1945. He began a career with U.S. Steel and moved to Pleasant Grove, AL where he and his wife raised three children; Don, Dennis and Lisa.
He was known to his many good friends and coworkers as a quiet, honest, hardworking man. He shared his love of the outdoors with his family on fishing adventures, vacations to the Florida beaches and helping his children achieve their personal best. He retired from U.S. Steel in 1982 after a 42 year career. He is survived by his wife, Helen Maxwell; children, Don Maxwell (Koy) of Hoover, AL; Dennis Maxwell of Montgomery, AL and Lisa Cilio (John) of Sherman, CT; grandchild Rebecca Baughn(Wayne), great grandchildren Bethany and Lillie Baughn, sister, Jeanette Eason, and nephews Jimmy and Jerry Eason. He was preceded in death by his parents. We would like to thank Angel of Mercy Eldercare for the years of loving care and Amedisys Hospice for their insights and guidance.
A memorial to Fred’s life and funeral services will be held at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with entombment at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 5:00 -7:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Consider Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:3-5) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.