Robert W. Maxwell
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Robert W. Maxwell, 93, of Umatilla, FL, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11,
2010 peacefully at home in Umatilla, FL. Born in Umatilla, he was a lifelong
resident. Mr. Maxwell attended Umatilla Elementary and High School and
was in the first graduating class. He also attended Middle Georgia College
before leaving to play minor league baseball. After that he was a teacher,
citrus farmer and cattle rancher.
Mr. Maxwell was a Methodist and a member of the First United Methodist
Church, Umatilla. He was involved in many other organizations including,
Lions Club International-Life Member 1983, Past President of the Lake
County Farm Bureau, Honorary Director of Florida Cattleman's Association,
Outreach Sunday School Teacher at the Florida Elks Children's Hospital
1956-1992 and a Perpetual Member of the Grand Lodge of Florida, Free and
He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel Maxwell; siblings, George Eldrige
and Mary Edna Maxwell.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara M. Graham, Umatilla, FL; sister,
Margaret Holman, Umatilla, FL; grandson, Robert Clark Stevens, Umatilla,
FL; granddaughter, Lea Ann Buffenbarger, Umatilla, FL. Funeral services
will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at the First United Methodist
Church Chapel, Umatilla, FL. The interment will follow at Umatilla Cemetery
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 from 6-8 p.m.
at the Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, Umatilla, FL. In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the Lions Club International or the Central Florida Cattleman's
Association. Online condolences may be made at www.beyersfuneralhome.com.
Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla, FL.