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.
Anne, I am so sad to learn you have lost your son. My heart is broken for you and my prayers are for your peace and understanding.
My mother and I lived next door to Maxey when Cole was a little bitty tot in Stift Station. Maxey was one of the funniest humans on the globe and will be missed by everyone privileged to know him. My deepest condolences to his family ---- especially to Cole. -Jessica Mougeot Danielson
Sending prayers for peace and comfort to you... Cole, Ann, Sherry and families... from Chris and me.
Anne, I am so saddened to read of the passing of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! May you cherish the sweet memories you have of John!! Sincerely, JeanBeth Hill
Anne and Family,I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. May God wrap his loving arms around you and may you feel his peace.Jane Woods
Anne, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Mary Lee Marcom
John gave love to all who sought love to share. I will miss him.
Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Margaret
You will be missed, John. Peace and Love always ☮️💙
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for all the family during this difficult time.
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.
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.
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
John was always quick with a kind smile whenever we crossed paths. Just a all around good guy fromour days at Hall High and beyond that. john your spirit and energy will be greatly missed my brother. Rest easy my man. Godspeed!
From the playground, to high school, and life itself my DEEPEST CONDOLENCES to the family. REST ON BROTHER, REST ON!!!!
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.
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. 💔
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.
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.
Rest in Love classmate
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. ❤️
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.
Hey John been going to school with you since we were at Forest Heights rest time my guy.
Prayers to the family!!!! John will be truly missed!!Alice Fulk
So sorry to hear about Johns passing. He will surely be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Anne, condolences to you and Cole.
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.
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.
I'm am deeply sadened to hear of John's passing. Rest well classmate! My sincerest condolences to the family.
AnneI 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.
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
Rest in Peace and Love John.
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
Anne, sending my deepest sympathy to you and all of your family !🙏🏻🙏🏻
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.
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.
Sherri,Thinking of you in this time of terrible loss. I am so sorry this happened! Much love!
Rest in love my brother!
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, AnneTad and Judy Krug
So sorry. Prayers
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.
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.
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.
Never met a stranger that is for sure. Prayers to the family. Way to soon!
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.