Earl D. "Tuffy" Maxwell

Born: Tue., Mar. 11, 1924
Died: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 09, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Earl D. “Tuffy” Maxwell, age 94 of Robinson, IL passed away on Thursday February 7, 2019 at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL following a brief period of failing health.

Born March 11, 1924 in Martin Township, Crawford County, IL he was the son of Frank and Esther Pearl (Eagleton) Maxwell.  On February 4, 1943 he married LaWana (Stevens) and she survives.

Earl worked as a Shift Foreman on the Coker Unit, Marathon Oil Company, Robinson, IL and then at the Re-Former Unit, Marathon Oil Refinery, Robinson, IL as well as L.S. Heath and Sons Candy Plant, Robinson, IL.  He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Robinson, IL.

Survivors include his wife, LaWana Maxwell, Robinson, IL; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley K. and Charles Darnold, Robinson, IL; a nephew whom they raised, Jim Stevens, Robinson, IL; two grandchildren, Teresa and John Hosier, Oblong, IL, Jerry and Kerry Darnold, Robinson, IL; great grandchildren, Erika and Tyler Kessler, Oblong, IL, Jeffrey Darnold, Robinson, IL; one great-great grandchild, Michael Winston Kessler, Oblong, IL; great nephews, Jimmy Stevens, Griffin, IN and Austin Stevens, Robinson, IL along with several other nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Evelyn Rich and Velma Brimberry.

The Funeral service will be Sunday February 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Rev. T.R. Akers and Pastor Eric Haskins officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday February 9, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Robinson, IL with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.

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Kathy Kennedy
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

Brett Richeson
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
I shot skeet several years ago with Tuffy at the Gordon Gun Club. He was a very nice man and very helpful. He helped me one time load the skeet houses with clay pigeons. I enjoyed shooting with him and it was a pleasure to know him. I hope you are finding comfort in friends and family at this time. He will be missed.

From the family of Bill , Mary, Monica Sempsrote
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss, Earl was a wonderful man, we will never forget him, we have a lot of great memories. Bill loved the conversations they had. He always called me ma'am. Their is so much more. You guys are a wonderful, fun filled family.
Much Love
The Sempsrotes

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