William Thomas "Sonny" Maxey

July 3, 1933June 7, 2014

William Thomas “Sonny” Maxey, 80, of Forest passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Lynchburg, July 3, 1933, he was the son of the late John William Maxey and Lessie Talley Maxey. Sonny proudly served his country in U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was retired from McGuire-Johnson Concrete finishing and was a member of Calvary Cross Baptist Church and a long time member of Red Oak Hunting Club.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Nellie Elliott preceded him in death.

Twice married, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Wood Maxey and is survived by his wife Geneva Maxey of Forest. He is also survived by two step-sons, Robert F. “Bobby” Cyrus and his wife Julie of Lynchburg and Donald Talley and his wife Debbie of Forest; two step-daughters, Linda Tubbs of Lynchburg and Joann Quade and her husband Sam of Murrells Inlet, SC; three sisters Mary Shepherd of Forest, Virginia Parrish of Lynchburg and Pearl Campbell of Madison Heights; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at Calvary Cross Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Hudson officiating. Interment will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 16.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Calvary Cross Baptist Church, 1700 James St., Lynchburg, VA 24501.


  • Funeral Service Monday, June 9, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, June 8, 2014

William Thomas "Sonny" Maxey

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Elizabeth & Pat McCarron

June 10, 2014

I am sorry to learn of Sonny's death. He was a nice man and friend to my Mom and to us. He will be missed.

Elizabeth and Pat McCarron

Patsy Garrett

June 8, 2014

Your Loved one has passed, but will never leave your heart and memories. Sonny was a wonderful man. A great volunteer at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was always there for me when I needed a sub. I can just hear him saying,"where are you going this time"? I pray the God will give you the peace that surpasses understanding. The peace of knowing that the one you love is there in his arms.
Patsy Garrett, Lynchburg,Va.

Jim Peters

June 8, 2014

From a Viet Nam vet, I'm sorry for your loss and especially one who was born on my birthdate. Thanks for allowing Post 16 to provide the final honors.