Glenn Garrett Maxey passed away with family by his side on September 6, 2019 at the age of 73. He was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia, November 18, 1945, to Oswell and Ann Maxey. He graduated from Gauley Bridge High School in 1963 where he played basketball, was in math club and was voted best dressed his senior year. He attended West Virginia University until he joined the Air Force in 1965, where he served until 1970. During his service he was stationed in Taiwan during the Vietnam War and returned to Luke Air Force base in Glendale, Arizona. Following the Air Force, he stayed in Arizona and received his college degree in accounting from Arizona State University. He worked in accounting for Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona until 1996. He enjoyed playing golf, watching television and drinking a cold Coors Banquet with friends down at the bar. He was incredibly smart and funny. He made everyone laugh and gave those who spent time with him a smile. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Armida, his son Cullen, daughter-in-law Brenda, grandchildren Will and Lizzie, stepsons Ronnie (Shelly) Cornwell and Brian Cornwell, and step-grandchildren Ronnie Cornwell Jr. and Kayla Cornwell. He will be buried with Military Honors in a private ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on September 13, 2019. He enjoyed life and is loved and missed by us all.
Was so sorry to hear of maxey’s passing. Love and prayers to the family.
I am very sorry to hear of Glenn’s death. We are first cousins. Our mothers were sisters. I lived in Md. near Baltimore and Glenn in Mt. Hope. WV. However, we essentially grew up together because our families were always visiting back and forth, Glenn and I roomed together for my Freshman and his Sophomore year at West Virginia University. We had huge laughs and were known by our housemates as the “skeletal twins” because we were both so tall and skinny.
Glenn was always a numbers person and I was a word person. He could open his calculus text book, read down the page and immediately “get it”. I on the other hand had trouble with long division. Yet I had a way with words and was always winning writing awards. Glenn however had trouble constructing a paragraph that hung together and made sense, So we cooperated. I wrote his stuff and he did my math.
Glenn transferred the next year to Eastern Kentucky. With wives and children and jobs we moved to different parts of the country and lost the closeness. But I will always have fond memories.
So long there Glennymax. So long.