Darrell Maxwell, 71, of Monticello, formerly of Wolcott, died peacefully after a long battle with dementia October 6th surrounded by his family and loyal dog, Lila.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Duane Maxwell.
Darrell was born on March 22, 1950 to Harry and Eunice Maxwell. He was the second oldest of 5 children. Those surviving include his sister, Marilyn (Lee) Bregitzer, and brothers Delmar (Karen) and Doyle (Dianna) Maxwell.
Darrell graduated from Wolcott High School in 1968, and went on to serve 4 years in the US Air Force from 1969 to 1973. He was stationed at March Air Force base in Riverside, CA during which time he had a 6-month tour of duty in Guam. At the end of his service, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Darrell loved his family, farming, water skiing with his buddies, and living the lake life. He was a member of Monticello Christian Church and served alongside his wife Betty. He was an avid reader and traveler. He believed in working hard so he could play hard.Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Betty of 22 years, and his daughters, Gina (Ryan) Boyer of Racine, WI, and Janelle (Matt) Maxwell Pflieger of Roanoke. His bonus children include Glynis (Jones) Boone of Darlington, Linnette Jones Hansen of Sausalito, CA, and Jeff Jones of Lafayette. He leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss their Papa very much. They always enjoyed hearing stories of his childhood, including his many misadventures.
The visitation will take place on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, with the funeral service immediately following.
Additionally, friends and family are invited to attend funeral services celebrating Darrell's life via web cast at 1:00pm, Friday, October 8, 2021 using the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1167496
The Monticello Veterans Honor Guard will be on hand at the funeral home to pay tribute and provide military rights.
In place of flowers, donations can be made to Guardian Angel Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Friends and family are encouraged to share a photo, a memory, or a message of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com