Maxie, Curtis H.
On Thursday, July 2, 2015, we mourn the loss but celebrate the life of Curtis Herbert Maxie of Bassett."Dad" was born on August 30, 1930, in Franklin County to Curtis Henry Maxie and Angie Lee DeLancey of Rocky Mount. He attended various schools in the Roanoke and Rocky Mount areas, graduating from Jefferson Senior High School in 1949. He was a member of the All State Band, playing tuba and later sousaphone for the high school marching band and for the circus when it came to town.It was during typing class at Jefferson High that he met a girl with a red ribbon in her hair and fell in love with Dorothy Frances Masterson. She was pretty and smart, and did his homework for him. His opinion of her never changed. They were married on October 23, 1953, by the Reverend H. Allan Hoover in the Roanoke Ninth Street Church of the Brethren.Dad was a hard worker. His many early jobs included delivering newspapers, digging ditches, loading trucks for Clover Creamery, and working for Mick or Mack and later for Appalachian Power.He joined the United States Air Force in August of 1949 and served as a radio operator in Alaska. Before he was given an honorable discharge in January 1953, he learned to play a pretty good game of cards with other servicemen. After returning to civilian life, he took a job as a computer operator for DuPont in Martinsville and worked there until his retirement.Curtis Maxie is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy M. Maxie of Bassett. Three of us have the honor of calling him Dad, Linda Carr of Roanoke who is married to Jeffery Carr, Margaret Fey of Martinsville, and Roger Maxie of Critz who is married to Linda Fisher Maxie. Eight young men mourn the passing of their grandfather, Christopher, Nicholas, and Sam Carr of Roanoke, James, Eric, and Steven Fey of Martinsville, and Ben and Jack Maxie of Critz. His aunt, Clarice Waldron, was very special to him; as well as his many cousins.Family members, friends, and nursing staff at Franklin Health Center provided comfort, prayer, love, laughter, and support to Curtis and his family. Dad loved tinkering with clocks, bargaining in yard sales, playing Rook at the community center, and reading mysteries. But mostly, he loved his family.A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015, at Oakey's South Chapel. Interment with Military Rites will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. www.oakeys.com