Larry Ray Maxwell

February 20, 1941 - August 15, 2009
Larry Ray Maxwell

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Larry R. Maxwell, 68 of Hendersonville, left his earthly body to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 15, 2009 and is now breathing freely, free of pain and struggle, reunited with loved ones who have gone on to heaven before him.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County he was a son of the late Rev. Woodrow and Frances Maxwell.

Larry enjoyed Costa Rica, spending his time helping others, and his family. He worked in construction most of his life, like his father before him, in addition to working at Dupont. He helped in some of the construction at South Mountain Christian Camp and even went on to build a church and school in Costa Rica.

Surviving is his wife of seven years, Dayle Gilmore Maxwell; daughter Debbie, daughter Teresa Caldwell and her husband Michael; a son Greg Maxwell and wife Kimberly; three grandchildren Kesha Hudson, Nicholas and Noah Dixon; two sisters Gail Ward and husband Wendell and Dixie Garren, wife of the late Preston Garren; one brother Doug Maxwell and wife Shirley; several nieces and nephews; his adopted tica girls Marjorie and Lissette; Leah Dixon and husband Anthony; Daniel Gilmore and wife Nancy; and a long list of cherished friends.

A celebration of his life or a party as he liked to say, will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. His friend and preacher Rev. Jimmy Justice will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service.

The Trip Home

Please donít cry for me when I am gone

I wonít take the trip alone

My Lord will come and take me home

Because of Him thatís where I belong

It will no longer be hard for me to breathe

I can walk or run among Godís trees

I can bow down and worship the One

The only God and His Son

There are friends and family too

If you accept Christ, you are coming too

We can sit down with Christ up there

Weíll have eternity experiences to share

We can learn more of why God loved everyone

And for this reason He sent us His Son

We can talk to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob too

Moses and Noah and the faithful crew

Noah can tell us about building a boat

With no big water on which it could float

Mary can tell us just what it was like

Caring for Christ as a little tyke

Peter can tell us about getting out of the boat

And what it was like while he was afloat

My mind is so small, so much it doesnít know

But heavenís my home and I want to go.

Written by Larry R. Maxwell


Tuesday, August 18, 2009
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 18, 2009
    Karen King Green says:
    Larry will be remembered always and missed by so many! Debbie, and all of the family, God bless you for giving him so much time and love when he needed you! My prayers are with all of you! Karen and Bob

  • October 06, 2011
    Laura Doyle says:
    Teresa, Greg, and Family..I just saw this and I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you Cherished your Father.

  • August 23, 2009
    Debbie,Every time I met Larry he made me laugh at something.He will be missed.

  • August 22, 2009
    Donna Mae Huggins says:
    I will always remember the teenage Larry who was funny and kind to me a little kid who wanted to tag along behind him; the Larry in his 30's, 40's, 50's who was still, funny, interesting, always willing to listen to anything I had to say. I knew him to be hardworking, kind, eager to help others, opinionated (which seems to run in all of us with any Maxwell blood). I loved him and am grateful is is no longer in pain. Donna Mae

  • August 19, 2009
    Ronnie & Debbie Shehan says:
    Larry and I were friends and worked at DuPont together for a few years. After we retired from there, I helped Larry help people. We helped and supported each other through many things. We loved the Lord together and read the Bible together many times so we could figure out how to help others. Some of our most precious times toghether were working at South Mountain Camp refurbishing the cabins. Thank you, Larry and family, for being my friends.