James “JB” Maxwell, 75, of Crossett, died Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was born in Crossett, on Sept. 8, 1943, to his parents, James and Erma Lee Carter Maxwell. JB was a 1963 graduate of Crossett High School and later served honorably in the United States Army. After discharge, he began a career with Georgia Pacific and eventually retired as a millwright/machinist after over 40 years of service.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Orville “Sonny” Maxwell; and one sister, Ruby Maxwell Clark.
Survivors include one son, James Douglas of Crossett; two daughters, Regina Jeanette Hicks and husband, Sonny, of Truxno, La., and Amy Michelle Carter and husband, Preston, of Bastrop; a sister Erma Jean Maxwell Bennett and husband, Frankie, of Spearsville, La.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; along with his former spouse, Carolyn Blankenship Crow.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1562 HWY 52W in Crossett with Jeremy Mills officiating.
Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Kole Maxwell, Seth Maxwell, Logan Weaver, Triston Reynolds, Cason Phillips, and Ken Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are Lamar Thurman, Danny Dodd, Frank McMahan, Johnny Dixon, Doug Gardner, Herbert Louis Woods, Billy Mac Watt, Carey Wyatt, Ronna Dean Forrest, and Truman Hicks.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Medders Funeral Home prior to the service.