OBITUARY

Maxie McKenzie Argoe

January 3, 1938June 15, 2012

Maxie M. Argoe

SWANSEA - Maxie Argoe finished his earthly life after an extended illness on Friday, June 15, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends. Born on January 3, 1938, he was the first born of seven children to Estus McKenzie and Ruth Beatrice Medlin Argoe. Mr. Argoe was loving, strong, gentle, a fighter, giving, hard working and determined. He was a loving family man and a devoted father. He independently raised 5 children. He was a successful owner and operator of several automotive businesses, in which he loved so much, he was at work the day he went into the hospital. His businesses included Argoe’s Garage, Eastman Auto Sales and Hwy. 321 Auto Sales. He was born in Columbia but lived in Swansea the majority of his life. After the death of his father, Maxie became the patriarch of the Argoe family. Faithful to the end, he was our family’s hero. He fought for his life and for his family for 674 days in Palmetto Richland Hospital from September 10, 2010 until June 15. 2012. The family would like to thank and give their love and appreciation to the staff of Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital for the care that was given to Maxie as they cared for him as one of their own. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 3:00 pm at St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church, 648 St. Matthews Road, Swansea, SC with burial in Antioch Baptist Church, Swansea, SC. The family will receive friends Monday, June 18, 2012, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 291, Swansea, SC 29160. Surviving are his daughter, Michelle Argoe of West Columbia; sons, Mark McKenzie Argoe of Pelion, Brian W. Argoe of Springdale, James Randolph (Jan) Argoe of Swansea and Chad Christopher (Pamela) Argoe of West Columbia; sisters, Betty Holder of Pelion, Sarah (Gene) Sharpe of Pelion, Linda Mook of West Columbia and Delma Jones of Lexington; brother, Paul Argoe of Pelion; granddaughters, Monica Argoe, Jessica Argoe, Kayce Argoe, Rachel Argoe and Gracie Argoe; grandsons, Ryan Smith, Max Strickland, Benjamin Argoe and Anthony Argoe and the mother of two of his children, Susan Wade. Mr. Argoe was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Wayne Argoe and his first wife, Cheryl H. Rivers.

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Maxie McKenzie Argoe

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June 22, 2012

Mark and Brain-
It has been many years since I have seen the two of you. I am able to keep up with Jan through Facebook. I wanted to express my sympathy for the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope you all are well.
Kind regards,
Della Cox Carmichael

Barbara Benson

June 22, 2012


Dear Cousins, so sorry to her about your loss. May you find peace in knowing that Maxie is in a better place. Know that I am thinking about you and remembering all the family in my prayers. There are so many fond memories of our childhood and all those wonderful 4th of July celebrations. Love to all of you, Barbara Argoe Benson

June 21, 2012

SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS I KNEW MAXIE
FROM YEARS AGO,WHEN HIS FATHER HAD THE SHOP OUT BY THE FAIRGROUND.
ANCIL CHANDLER

Gary and Ellie Minion

June 19, 2012

Brian and Family,
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and prayerful support of family and friends.

June 19, 2012

I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH MAXIE, HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND.
REMBERT HOWELL, YORK, SC

Marie Peele

June 19, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the Argoe family.

Glenn T. Jefcoat

June 19, 2012

My most heart felt sympathy, condolences and love to Maxie's children - Michelle, Mark,Brian, Randy and Chad - - His precious grandchildren - Although I've never met any of you - I know you through your dad - my first cousin. I so remember growing up with him and all the good times we had! My heart and soul goes out to his sisters and brother - Betty Ruth, Sarah Jean, Linda Faye, Delma Louise and Paul.

Although we sometimes expect the inevitable - we're never prepared for the reality.

Maxie suffered too much - far too long and is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

I'm certain that he is looking down on all of you and saying:
Always Remember My Love For You!

"It is now my time to "Go Home" - always remember that I did not die
Instead know that I am right above watching over you - so please don't cry.

If you do - know that I will comfort you from my "Home" above
Just like I did while on earth - you will feel the gentle touch of my love.

It is only our physical body that passes away - not our Spirit - it survives
through all of Eternity and guides us every step of the way.

Remember you are all God's Children and you need to learn from Him
That's why you'll live hard lessons - it strengthens your Spirit through the grim.

Let God help you grow in your own personal Spirituality so you can become
a better self and know true Reality.

Always listen to your inner self - your sub conscious voice - it is your Spirit Guide
trying so hard to lead you to more - keeping you from harms way and guiding you to open the right door.

Enrich your life for the betterment of all man kind - treat others the way you
want to be treated - in doing so - you'll sparkle like a new dime.

Love, Live, Laugh, and Give to fulfill your true potential in life - because -
We will all be together again in Spirit without the daily strife.

Celebrate my life, my joys, my honor and please forget my past sorrows -
From my Home Above I will be with you for all your tomorrows.

Know that I will always Love You and again - don't cry for me but if you do -
You can count on me being right there, hugging and comforting you!"

I so very much wish that I could be there to give you my personal hug of love and comfort - circumstances prevent me from doing so.

I light this candle for all of you with a prayer that God will brighten your path and guide you through the dark days ahead! I love you all so very much!

Carolyn Williams

June 19, 2012

To the Argoe Family....so sorry for your loss....Maxie was one of the kindest men I have ever known....my thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come......

Heather Livingston

June 18, 2012

Chad and Michelle,
I know your dad was the very best at just that "being dad." He was a good man and a wonderful father. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to call us. We love y'all and are praying for you both.

June 18, 2012

BRIAN,
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS--WITH DEEPSET SYMPATHY,

CLAY AND GABBY REAVES AND FAMILY