Eugene Leroy “Gene” Maxwell, 72, of Carthage passed away at 8:35 A.M. at the Heartland Care Center in Macomb on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Gene was born March 30, 1947, the son of Eugene Leroy and Clara (Lowe) Maxwell, Sr. in Peoria, Illinois. Gene was a life-long police officer serving as a Tazewell County Deputy Sheriff before becoming the Carthage Police Chief serving in that role until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamilton and was an avid fisherman.
Gene is survived by his wife, Connie, of Carthage; a son, Kelly (Debra) Maxwell of Morton, Illinois; a step-son, Eric (Lindsey) Schlotterbeck of Basco, Illinois; a step-daughter, Tammy (Greg) Huls of Denver, Illinois; two grandsons; four granddaughters; two sisters, Barb (Joe) Bollinger of Washington, Illinois and Peggy Maxwell of Morton; a brother, Dave Maxwell of Alba, Texas; and a special friend, Gloria Shoup of Morton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Donna Wright.
Private services will be held at a later date. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Carthage Police Department or the Fist Baptist Church in Hamilton.
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