CUSHING, OKLA. William Terry Maxwell, age 76, a longtime Cushing resident and business owner, passed away on Monday evening, October 14, 2013, at his home in Cushing. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Cushing. Rev. Keith Moore will officiate. Interment will follow at Euchee Valley Memorial Park, Cushing, Oklahoma.
Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing, Oklahoma.
William Terry Maxwell was born 8/7/1937 in Eastland County, TX, to Lucy and Andrew Maxwell. He grew up in Cisco, TX, where he accepted the Lord as his Savior as a young boy. At the age of 17, he left Cisco, and went on the road to find work. Soon after, he met the love of his life, Una Rose Kirby. They were united in marriage on 4/21/1955 in Lovington, NM. They made their home in Odessa, TX. To this marriage 4 daughters were born.
Terry continued to travel for work as a welder, joining Local Union 798 in 1962. Terry became a member of the Masonic Lodge #955 in 1970, in Odessa, TX.
Terry moved his family to Oklahoma in 1977.
Terry retired in 2007, which allowed him to spend more time with his family, become an active member of the First Baptist Church, as well as participating with the Masonic Lodge # 111, where he was installed Worshipful Master in December of 2012.
Terry, along with his wife and daughter, opened Crossroads RV Park in 2011, which had been a dream of his for many years. He wanted to provide men who worked on the road, as he had, a nice place stay.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Una Maxwell of the home, daughters, Terrie Jo Venegas and husband Marc of Oilton, Penny Kennedy and husband Steve of Sapulpa, Denice Hough and husband David of Cushing, Rhonda Hunt and husband Billy of Cushing, ten grandchildren, Toni Phillips, Kandace Shelley, Marc Venegas, Cody Kennedy, Kacey Burk, Paula Venegas, Bailey Hunt, Molly Grimm, Colby Hunt, Maggie Hough, ten great grandchildren and many other family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Lucy Maxwell, brother, A.J. Maxwell, sisters, Margaret Whitehead and Bonnie Pritchard.
The family will greet friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home.
Condolences and online guest book are available at www.palmermarlerfh.com.