John Stephen Maxey

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John Stephen Maxey

of Little Rock, AR

July 21, 1970 - January 11, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of John Stephen Maxey announces his passing in the early morning hours of Monday, January 11, 2021. John was born on July 21,1970 to Anne Worthington Maxey and the late Jerry D. Maxey, Sr. in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Hall High School in 1988, studied at the University of Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in August 2004. John was so loved by his family and many friends and will be greatly missed. If you knew John, you knew he was full of life and had a BIG personality! John was an avid outdoorsman who loved the great state of Arkansas and was very passionate when it came to music. He loved his son, Cole, and nothing made him happier than spending time with him.
John is survived by his son, Cole Gaston Maxey, his mother, Anne Maxey, brother Ron Pitts (Barbara), sister Sherri Maxey, his nephew Zack Maxey, half-brother Jack Maxey, his uncle Bob Worthington, and many more family and friends.
Due to COVID-19, we will have a Celebration of Life for John at a later date. Please share your memories of John at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal

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Jayne Morrisette
Little Rock, AR
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

You will be missed, John. Peace and Love always ☮️💙

Linda Doremus
Little Rock, AR
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for all the family during this difficult time.

Nancy Wood
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

My heart goes out to you Ann, Sherri and all the other family members. John was a part of our family for a time, and I’ll always love him for giving us Cole. May he find peace.

Carolyn Reed
North Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

To the Family: I am absolutely heartbroken at the news of John's passing. Having been an employee of Superior Protection Service off and on for years, I was familiar with John but in the late 80's he was my relief at a job site. We had the occasion to chat just a few minutes every morning for several months and I loved talking to him.

He was always up to some antic that put a smile on my face.

I am so sorry for your loss and will hold the family in the Light in the days ahead.

Scott Copas
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Ron and Family,

So sorry to hear about your brother. Shayla and I will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers and please let me know if there is anything we can do.

Scott & Shayla Copas

Allen Nelson
LITTLE ROCK, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

John was always quick with a kind smile whenever we crossed paths. Just a all around good guy from
our days at Hall High and beyond that.
john your spirit and energy will be greatly missed my brother. Rest easy my man. Godspeed!

JEFFERY L. STEGALL
LITTLE ROCK, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

From the playground, to high school, and life itself my DEEPEST CONDOLENCES to the family. REST ON BROTHER, REST ON!!!!

Jennifer Hart
Little rock, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. John was such a funny and engaging fellow. My thoughts and prayers are with Cole and Catherine and all of his grieving family.

Lee Tranum Hatcher
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

It breaks my heart to heart about John passing away. He was way too young. We lost contact over the years but thinking back to high school brings a big smile to my face. I just remember always laughing when I was around John. God speed old friend. 💔

Julie Hendrix
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Friday, January 15, 2021

John was loved by so many, including me. John gave more than he received and the world is a better place because he was here. Condolences to family and friends.

Suzanne Wood McAlister
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Every time I was around John he made me laugh even during sad times. My sympathies to Cole, Anne, Sherri, and the rest of John’s family and his friends. May he rest easy now.

Stephanie Kendall
Tulsa, OK
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Rest in Love classmate

Liz Hill
Tulsa, OK
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Friday, January 15, 2021

To know John was to love him. It was a privilege to be any part of his life and I was lucky enough to have met him and known him. I will always think of him fondly and I will never forget the night I met him and we listened to Radiohead on repeat a million times! God rest his soul and may his family have peace. ❤️

Catherine Wood Burton
Little Rock, AR
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Everytime I hear “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin I will remember you playing it for me at such a low moment in my life. Music was part of our language, as was laughter.
I hope you can see how many people are reaching out to Cole with love and kindness. You were loved by so many....I lit some candles for you tonight and prayed that you have found peace. Rest easy JSM. We sure had some incredible times.

Jimmy Doss
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hey John been going to school with you since we were at Forest Heights rest time my guy.

Alice Fulk
Maumelle, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Prayers to the family!!!! John will be truly missed!!

Alice Fulk

DSandra Ring
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear about Johns passing. He will surely be greatly missed by his family and friends.

veronica goodloe
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Anne, condolences to you and Cole.

Doris Sarver
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

He was a happy, active, bright seven year old when I knew him so many years ago. Teachers of little kids don't always remember their long ago students, but John was memorable. May the good memories be of comfort to those who loved him. To Mother Anne, I remember a day when you approached me with such kind words when I needed them. I hope these few words of a 91 year old bring some comfort to you as you face what no parent should ever have to endure----the loss of a child.

Susie Jacoby
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

I wish I had words for the grief his family and friends are under but just know that you are in my heart. John was a part of my graduating class of 1988 at Hall High and years later I got to know his wonderful son Cole. John accompanied a group of us old friends, including Cole and his mother to a beach trip in South Carolina in 2014 and he was such a bright light it seemed that sunshine itself was challenged by his grin. He never simply walked up to you, but rather bounced. I'm glad he got to enjoy the trip with us. Peace to his family and many friends.

Erica Shells Mayes
Grayson, GA
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

I'm am deeply sadened to hear of John's passing. Rest well classmate! My sincerest condolences to the family.

Georgeann Streett
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Anne
I am so sorry, it’s am awful pain for a parent to endure. My daughter Amy and John started as Brady Braves at the same time. I remember John from there and summers at Leawood.

Cherri Wright
Nlr, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

My condolences

Bette Callaway
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

My sympathy and condolences to you Anne and Sherri. Ted and I loved John. He was always friendly and respectful to us—such a good kid. I am so sorry about his death. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bette Callaway

Jon Walls
Fort Myers, FL
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Rest in Peace and Love John.

CC Phillips
Conway, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Anne,

Words, “I’m so sorry” don’t seem adequate for the loss of a child. My heart aches for you and your family. Thank you for always being there when my mom (Suzan Bailey) was in the hospital. You were a true friend to her. I remember, fondly, you taking about John. Prayers for you and your family.

CC Phillips

Janet Williams
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Anne, sending my deepest sympathy to you and all of your family !🙏🏻🙏🏻

Shelly Wade Roberts
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of John's passing. Such a wonderful guy. Had the best laugh and always had a smile on his face. All of his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michael McKinney
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Rest in peace brother John. We had a great run when we were kids. You will always be in my heart and I look forward to watching Cole continue to amaze us. We are blessed in that we can always see you in the eyes of your son Cole. God bless you, Cathy, Cole and your family and friends.

Lee Ann Larkan
Maumelle, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sherri,

Thinking of you in this time of terrible loss. I am so sorry this happened! Much love!

arthur harris
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Rest in love my brother!

Tad Krug
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Anne, Judy and I are so very sorry for your loss. We lost our too when he was about the same age as John so we can sure identify with you in this difficult time.
May God bless you, Anne

Tad and Judy Krug

DSandra Ring
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear about Johns passing. He will surely be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Joseph Abbate
England, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

So sorry. Prayers

Ashley Honeywell
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss and I am lifting your family in prayer. John and I were Hall High ‘88 Warriors together, and he was always full of fun and energy that lifted everyone around him. I know he will be missed by so many.

Allen Dobson
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

To Anne, Sherri, and the rest of John’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot recall a time, ever, when John was not happy, excited, enthusiastic, and effusive about his family. How can one not forever have a hole in their life with a personality like that absent from their life? I will miss John. Again, my condolences to the entire family.

Eleanor Randolph
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

I have not seen John on a long time but he still looks the same. My prayers go out to Sherri, Anne, Ron and the rest of the family.

John fogleman
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Never met a stranger that is for sure. Prayers to the family. Way to soon!

Drew Baxter
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

John was a great guy. He and had a lot of great times together. Never had to worry about anything when you had him as your backup.