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Frank Thomas Maxwell Sr.

July 11, 1951 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 70)

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Life Reflections

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand why some things have to be but, in His wisdom God has planned beyond our power to see.  So looking back in tenderness along the path we trod, we cherish the years we had with you and leave the rest to God.

Frank Thomas Maxwell Sr., son of the late Mattie Mae Maxwell and Ernest Earl Maxwell, was born on July 11th 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He departed this life suddenly on Wednesday, November 10th 2021 after a lengthy illness at the age of 70.

Frank had five  sisters (Earnestine, Florence, Shirley, Charlotte and Dorothy) and three brothers (Charlie, Matthew and Lonnie); Earnestine, Florence, Shirley, Charlotte, Dorothy, Charlie, and Lonnie  preceded him in death. Frank loved his siblings dearly.

At a young age, Frank, also known as Spike, gave his life over to Christ while attending Refuge Bible Church of Christ and within his adult years he rededicated his life to Christ.  Frank loved the Lord, and showed his love daily, Frank departed every family gathering with a prayer.  Frank was a faithful servant, he kept God in his heart and spoke of Christ often.

Frank was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System, where he later enlisted with the United States Army.  Frank was a proud soldier.  He served  his country  for over 21 years, later retiring and being initiated as a Veteran of the United States Army.  Frank was proud to be a United States Army Man, his dedication and commitment with the US Army was a great accolade that he enjoyed sharing. Frank shared many stories about his military career and encouraged others to serve.   

Frank held a few Civilian jobs, to include being an Independent Contractor for Verizon and working as a Security Guard for the University of Pennsylvania.

Frank was truly a social butterfly who loved conversing and making new friends.  He loved dancing, fishing, boating, traveling and collecting newspapers to read from different areas/places. 

Frank was truly a man of love. He was married four times and survived by the mother of his three sons Annie Maxwell. Geraldine Maxwell, preceded him in death.

Frank was a loving father to his children and a great friend.  His daughter, Frances Maxwell, lovingly known as “Fran” preceded him in death.  

Frank was truly  a very loving and kind hearted person and would help anyone he could, while showing them the way to go.  Frank will truly be missed.  

SFC Frank Thomas Maxwell Snr.,  leaves to cherish his memory, continue his legacy and rejoice at his triumphant entry into an eternal life of peace: his  three loving sons; Frank (Frances) Maxwell Jr., Charles Maxwell, and Tyrone (Brandy) Maxwell all of Baltimore, Maryland, his loving brother;  Matthew Maxwell of Wildwood,  New Jersey; a son in law George Williford of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren; Felicia, Baynard, Travonne, Nashya, Frank III, Tiarra, Jalen, Tyra, Kayla, De’Andre, Rashard, 8 great grandchildren; Ayanna, Skylynn, Travonne Jr., Hafes, Saleem, Meshaya, Novah, Alonya; a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

God Saw You Getting Tired
God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you, 
And whispered, “Come to me.”
You didn’t deserve what you went through, 
So He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back to suffer that again.

~~Lovingly Submitted, The Family~~

Calling hours and a time of sharing will be Thursday November 18th from 11:30-1:30 PM at the Arnold Funeral Home, 1517 Market Ave N, in Canton.. At 1:30 PM, we will depart the funeral home to arrive at Ohio Western Reserve. Committal services are scheduled 2:30PM at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.


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Funeral Service
November 18, 2021

2:30 PM
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

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