Obituary

Silas L. "Gobby" Maxson

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PIQUA - Silas L. "Gobby" Maxson, age 86, passed away at 6:25 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Sterling House, Piqua.
Born on Feb. 17, 1927, in Shelby County, Gobby was a son of the late Frank R. and Cora E. (Weissinger) Maxson. He married Barbara Jean Davis on May 3, 1957, and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1982.
Gobby is survived by a son, Theodore B. (Deborah) Maxson, of Sedro-Woolley, Wash.; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Pearl Baker, of Urbana, Mabel Reed, of Springfield, and Phyllis (Robert) Wiltheiss, of Piqua.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Shaefer, Esta Everett and Marvalene Everett; and five brothers, Harry, John, Charlie, Harold and Myron.
Gobby was engaged in farming most of his life. He also worked as a sales representative for International Harvester in Troy and New Carlisle. He attended Fletcher United Methodist Church, and Union Baptist Church, Troy. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a purple heart recipient. He was a member of the Philip Grieser Post No. 7645 VFW of St. Paris and a 60-year member of the Harmony Chapter of Lena, Free and Accepted Masons.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at noon in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, with the Rev. Dale Adkins of the Union Baptist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at noon in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., P.O. Box 615, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may be sent to [email protected]

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Published in Sidney Daily News on July 24, 2013
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