Samuel Rollie Raudolpn “Sam” Maxwell, JR. of Leavenworth, Kan. passed away, surrounded by loved ones on August 16, 2012.
Samuel Maxwell, Jr.
Samuel Rollie Raudolpn “Sam” Maxwell, JR. of Leavenworth, Kan. passed away, surrounded by loved ones on August 16, 2012. Sam faced his illness with strength and courage, providing loving words of comfort to ease the pain of those he would leave behind.
He was born in Galva, Kan. on December 29, 1924, to Samuel “Sam” and Wanita Maxwell. He grew up knowing the love of his family and friends. Sam attended Lansing schools, he quit high school with his friend Rolland Camp to join the United States Navy and was inducted on July 20, 1943. He spent two years, 8 months and twenty one days in the South Pacific Islands as a Motor Machinist Mate 3rd class, Gro PAC Units. Upon discharge he met the love of his life, Margaret Marie Grape and they were soon married on August 10, 1946. On September 15, 1947 they had their first child, Samuel Rollie Maxwell, III and a daughter on September 29, 1953, Sandra Marie Maxwell (Bond).
Sam worked as a young man prior to the war at Wendall's Garage at Lansing, Kan. after that at Collard Chevrolet as a parts manager and retired from the United States Federal Penitentiary as a Correctional Officer.
After his retirement he spent time working with his son Sam at the Wood-Stock Shop. Sam enjoyed taking Sunday drives, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. His impact on others was deep and lasting. Sam always had a listening ear for his family and friends and was always there to help those that were asking for advice or help.
Sam will be remembered by his warm inviting smile. He was a wise and gentle father with his children, grandchildren he loved all of his family. Sam was a Mason, member of local A.F. & A.M. #10 for 61 years and a member of the American Legion. He was a strong believer of our country and to preserve our Constitutional rights.
Sam is preceded in death by his parents Sam and Wanita Maxwell, his brothers Bill Maxwell, Dean Maxwell and his sister Carolyn Ruth Sutton.
He is survived by his love of his life Margaret, children Samuel R Maxwell, III and Sandy Bond, six grandchildren Angela Sable, Jessica Wiesinger, Sam Maxwell, IV, William B. Bond, IV, Stacey Maxwell and James Bond, eight great-grandchildren Samantha and Emma Sable, Sarah Wiesinger, Delaney Maxwell, William B. Bond, V, Tesla Bond, Namiyah Bond and Trinity Bond, a surviving sister Shirley Humphrey of Sedalia, Mo. and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at the chapel.
Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial with Navy Honors will follow in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery.
Sam was loved and always will be! He has gone home and will always be greatly missed!