James Robert Maxey, 82, of Newport, departed this life Saturday morning, June 9, 2018 in the care of his family and Heritage Hall at Blacksburg. Born in Narrows on January 12, 1936, he was a son of the late Lee Calvin and Virgie Lake Sarver Maxey. He was retired from the U S Armed Forces (Army and Marines) as a career with the rank of Sgt. 1st Class and from VPI as a Dairy Technician. Robert was a Christian, a member of Newport-Mt Olivet United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Dennis and Sherman, and his sister Pauline Covill.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of sixty years Nancy Link Maxey; his sons James Michael Maxey of Newport and David Lee Maxey and his wife Anna of Newport; his grandchildren Laura (husband Josh), Erica, Logan, Landon, Matthew, Andrew; his great-grandchild Jaiden; his brothers Harold Maxey and his wife Peggy of Narrows and Roger Maxey of Florida and his sister Clara Maxey of Roanoke; and a host of beloved relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastors Morris Fleicher and Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Newport Fire Department or the Newport Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.