WILSON FREDRICK MAXEY, son of Steven Hale MAXEY and Rachel Elizabeth WILSON was born January 14, 1887 in Chilton, Falls County, Texas, and died September 29, 1975 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. He married LURA LEE SMYER August 06, 1911 in Lorenzo, Crosby County, Texas, daughter of Henry SMYER and Delia STEPHENS. She was born July 08, 1892 in Munday, Knox County, Texas, and died August 27, 1973 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.
Children of Wilson MAXEY and Lura SMYER are:
- 1. Wilson Fredrick Maxey, Jr. born June 18, 1914 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX; m. Margaret Elizabeth Taylor December 23, 1939; born December 5, 1913, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX; died August 19, 1983.
- 2. Elizabeth Maxey, born December 24, 1920, Chilton, Falls Co., TX; died (stillborn)
- 3. Chester Earl Maxey, born August 17, 1921, Chilton, Falls Co., TX
Services for Mrs. Lura Lee Maxey, a resident of Lorenzo since 1892, were held Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church. Officiating was the Rev. James Holman, pastor of the Lorenzo first United Methodist Church and was assisted by the pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lorenzo, the Rev. John Jenkins.
Burial was in the Lorenzo Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Mrs. Maxey died about 8:20 p.m. Monday, August 27, in Lubbock's Methodist Hospital.
Lura Maxey was born in Munday and moved to Lorenzo when she was less than one year old. She was married to W. F. (Fred) Maxey in Lorenzo August 6, 1911. Mrs. Maxey was a member of the Estacado Presbyterian Church until its closing and at that time she became a member of the Presbyterian Church in Slaton. She had for the past several years attended and participated in the First United Methodist Church here. She was a demit member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, two sons, Wilson of Amarillo and Chester of Lorenzo; three brothers, Sid Smyer of Levelland, E. A. Smyer of Pueblo, Colorado, and L. N. Smyer of Lubbock; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Ezell and Mrs. Edith Bennett, both of Amarillo, and Mrs. W. S. Lockwood of Carlsbad, New Mexico; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe Brown, Marvin Terrell, James O'Rear, Leslie Huckabay, John Ed Bain and George W. Poulson.
©Lorenzo Leader, September 4, 1973Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes
LORENZO (Special) Services for Wilson Fred Maxey, 88, of Lorenzo will be at 2 p.m. today in the Lorenzo First United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Putman, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Fred Meeks, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lorenzo.
Burial with Masonic graveside services will be at Lorenzo Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Ralls.
Maxey died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at West Texas Hospital in Lubbock following a lengthy illness.
Maxey was a native of Chilton. He moved to Lorenzo in 1908 from Chilton. He was a World War I veteran and a retired railway employee. He was a member of the Lorenzo Masonic Lodge and secretary of the Lorenzo Masonic Lodge for 15 years. He was a member of the Lorenzo Lions Club.
Survivors include two sons, Wilson of Claredon and Chester of Lorenzo; a sister, Mrs. Marguerite McDonald of Austin; and two grandchildren.
©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, October 1, 1975Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes
Note Correction: Mr. Maxey was the Secretary of the Masonic Lodge in excess of 50 years.
submitted by son Chester Maxey
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