OBITUARY

William "Billy" Bryan Maxwell

February 26, 1948February 8, 2019
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William “Billy” Bryan Maxwell, 70, of Brunswick, who had a smile for everyone he met and a warm sense of humor he shared with all, departed this life peacefully Friday, February 8, 2019, with his wife by his side.

Billy was born February 26, 1948 in Brunswick to the late James E. Maxwell and the late Ella Bryan Maxwell. A lifelong resident of Brunswick, he was a 1966 graduate of Glynn Academy and retired from CSX Railroad after 40 years of service. He was a former Air National Guardsman, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Brunswick, where he belonged to the Men’s Adult 4 Sunday School Class.

Billy loved to fish the inland waterways of the Golden Isles and was a master cook of low-country boils, oyster roasts, and fish frys. He liked history, woodworking, sitting with his dogs, and playing his guitar. He was still an active member of the Darien Drugstore Cowboy Band until the time of his passing. He also belonged to the Two Way Sport Fishing Club and the River Rats.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Billy will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of thirty-one years, Ann Maxwell of Brunswick; two daughters, Dina Bradley (Micah) and Billie Helmuth (David) of Townsend; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; a sister, Peggy Gibbs of Brunswick; a brother, Jimmy Maxwell (Debbie) of Waycross, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 16, 2019 starting at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Brunswick. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11 a.m. with Dr. Chris Winford and the Rev. Patricia Heys officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult 4 Men’s Sunday School Class, the Darien Drugstore Cowboy Band, members of the River Rats, and Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Tucker, Dr. Lana Skelton, Dr. Collette Lee Lewis, and their staffs, including Beth Respess, RN. The family also has special appreciation for Miriam Cristobal, RN, of Hospice of the Golden Isles, as well as the many friends who reached out in support of Ann and Billy during his illness.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Brunswick’s “One Generation to Another Building Fund” or to Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Arrangements are being handled by Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. www.edomilerandsons.com

  • FAMILY

  • Ann Maxwell, Wife
  • Dina Bradley (Micah), Daughter
  • Billie Helmuth (David), Daughter
  • Ella Bryan Maxwell, Mother
  • James E. Maxwell, Father
  • Three Granddaughters, Grandchildren
  • Two Great Grandsons, Great Grandchildren
  • Peggy Gibbs, Sister
  • Jimmy Maxwell, Brother
  • Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Adult 4 Men's Sunday School Class, Honorary Pallbearer
  • The Darien Drugstore Cowboy Band, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Members of The River Rats, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church One Geration to Another Building Fund
  • Hospice of the Golden Isles

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

William "Billy" Bryan Maxwell

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Faye Farabee

February 10, 2019

Ann and all family, I am so heartbroken for all of you. I am so happy that Billy is no longer in pain and suffering any more. I was to happy to visit Billy on Friday to say by goodbye. Billy was one of a kind and had a contagious sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. I cherish the relationship I shared with him for many, many years. I know he is so happy Jesus called his name and now he is fishing with all his buds! I will truly miss him and all the jokes he shared with me . He kept me in stitches every time I came in contact with him. I truly miss those good laughes. One day we will all be reunited again so we can catch up with all the jokes and fishing tales. Billy will truly be missed by everyone that new him. I pray God will give this family peace and comfort them during this difficult time. All the memories of Billy will last us a life time! With God and the life he shared with everyone he came in contact with will always be remembered by all that knew him! Love and miss my longtime friend Billy Maxwell!

Mary Younce

February 10, 2019

Dear Ann and family,
Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you.
Wiley and Mary Younce and family

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Biography

Billy was born February 26, 1948 in Brunswick to the late James E. Maxwell and the late Ella Bryan Maxwell. A lifelong resident of Brunswick, he was a 1966 graduate of Glynn Academy and retired from CSX Railroad after 40 years of service. He was a former Air National Guardsman, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Brunswick, where he belonged to the Men’s Adult 4 Sunday School Class.

Billy loved to fish the inland waterways of the Golden Isles and was a master cook of low-country boils, oyster roasts, and fish frys. He liked history, woodworking, sitting with his dogs, and playing his guitar. He was still an active member of the Darien Drugstore Cowboy Band until the time of his passing. He also belonged to the Two Way Sport Fishing Club and the River Rats.