William Maxwell Jr. (Wild Bill), 82 of Meriden, West Virginia, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012. Bill was doing what he loved most, hunting, when the night before the season ended, a tragic accident involving carbon monoxide took his life.
Bill is survived by his wife Yamna of 57+ years, 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, 3 sisters and 1 grandson.
Bill served in the United States Air Force for 28 years and was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War. After retiring as a Senior Master Sargent, he entered the job of his dreams with the United States Forestry Department of Agriculture.
After retirement he spent his time side by side with his loving wife as they gardened, fished, and sat on the porch and remembered the good ol' days. The only time he left her side was his yearly hunting trip.
Bill was a friend and servant to all. His humor and his kindness made a lasting impression on everyone he met. From the Synagogue, to the hospital, and the luncheons he regularly attended, he created laughter and, will be sorely missed.
Memorial services for Bill will be held at Swan Law on Thursday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There will be a reception following the graveside service at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument.