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2014-07-24

John C. Maxwell

1931-2014

Surrounded by his family, retired United States Army LTC John C. Maxwell, 82, of Pipe Creek, peacefully passed away in his home Tuesday, June 17. He was born in Denver, Colorado on October 8, 1931, to John and Clara Maxwell.
John married Jeannine Stucky on June 6, 1954 in Opportunity, Washington.
He graduated from Washington State College and served as an intelligence officer in the US Army for 28 years. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was awarded Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 OLC, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, National Defense Service Medal w/1 OLC, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm-unit.
After retiring, John became involved in dog shows as a trainer and exhibitor in both obedience and conformation. He was a member of the Mission City Stewards Club and the Professional Show Ring Steward's Organization of San Antonio, serving as steward, chief steward and club member.
John is survived by his wife, Jeannine S. "Jimmie" Maxwell; son Jean C. Maxwell and his wife, Denise; daughter, Darraine Maxwell; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents and sister Clara Veda Lutz.
John's family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Ed Hesita, Dr. Stella Koretsky and the caring nurses and aides of Hospice Compassus - all of whom helped us through his final journey.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am Saturday, July 26, at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Bandera with Hospice Chaplain Harry Miller officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in John's name to the American Cancer Society, takethelead.org or a charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the "Send Condolences" link at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.