Robert Leo Maxey

December 22, 1938 - July 14, 2020
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Robert Leo Maxey, 81, of Marana, AZ, went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 14, 2020, following a decade-long battle with cancer. Bob was born to Eugene and Gladys Maxey on the family dairy in Harrah, OK, on December 22, 1938.
He graduated in 1956 from Harrah High School where he played football, basketball and baseball and participated in Future Farmers of America. He married his high school sweetheart Juanita Weller on June 6, 1958. Bob and Nita made their home in Harrah where they raised three sons.
Bob served his country as a member of both the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He served his state as a sergeant of arms for the Oklahoma State Senate. Bob served his community as a member of the Harrah Board of Trustees and as mayor from September 11, 1980, to May 26, 1983. He served God as a deacon and teacher at First Baptist Church of Harrah.
Bob and Nita moved to Marana, AZ, in 2014 to be near their son Russell and his family and to seek treatment at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson. Since 2015 he has been a member of Mt. View Baptist Church, Tucson.
He was a dock worker, pick-up and delivery driver and salesman for Graves Truck Lines in Oklahoma City before operating his own business, Maxey Hot Shot, in the oil fields of Oklahoma in the early 1980s. He retired as a salesman for Lubrications Services Inc. in 2004.
In his life Bob was an avid golfer and OU Sooner fan. After retirement he realized a long-time dream by building his own 1923 Ford T-Bucket hot rod. He was a member of Christian Rods and Customs and he and his bucket were featured on the cover of the National T-Bucket Alliance magazine. Before moving to Arizona, Bob, Nita and their bucket, Oh-U-โ€˜Tโ€™, were regulars at local car shows and the Harrah Day Parade.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Juanita, of the home; one sister, Eugenia Wiegert of Harrah; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robin Maxey and Keely West of Salem, OR, Russell and Robin Lynn Maxey of Marana, and Randy and Lisa Maxey of Broomfield, CO; nine grandchildren, Bobbie Ice (and Geoff) of Blanchard, OK, Alyssa Ballou (and Keith) of Flagstaff, Adam Maxey (and Bailey) of Yukon, Clayton Maxey (and Brittany Trojanowski) of Tucson, Austin Maxey of Edmond, Ryan Maxey of Phoenix, Bryanna West (and Zack Lopez) of Birmingham, UK, Zackery Wagner of Broomfield, CO, and Carsen Wagner of Broomfield, CO; one great-grandchild, Duncan Ballou of Flagstaff; and a host of others by blood, love and marriage.
Special appreciation for Casa del la Luz and Kanmar Place Hospice, Tucson.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Born: December 22, 1938
Died: July 14, 2020

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Julie Cline Hubkey posted on 7/22/20

My deepest condolences and love to sweet Juanita, Randy and family. My prayer is that the Lord will hug you all up in HIS peace, love and strength now and in the days ahead.

 

Julie Cline Hubkey posted on 7/22/20

My deepest condolences and love to sweet Juanita, Randy and family. My prayer is that the Lord will hug you all up in HIS peace, love and strength now and in the days ahead.

 

Randall Slack posted on 7/18/20

I had the pleasure of knowing Bob. He even asked me to paint his 1923 license plate OU colors! He is a great guy and our loss is Heavens gain. We will see you as you have gone before us. God bless his family and friends.

 

Randall Slack posted on 7/18/20

I had the pleasure of knowing Bob. He even asked me to paint his 1923 license plate OU colors! He is a great guy and our loss is Heavens gain. We will see you as you have gone before us. God bless his family and friends.

 

Mark. Coldiron posted on 7/18/20

Nita and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. He came from great stock and was a great person who first and foremost loved God. I counted him a good friend in Christ and was proud to work and serve with him at FBC of Harrah. His oil field service always did great work for us at North Star and he was always honest and fair. I saw Bob several times in downtown OKC after we left Harrah and I worked for the large law firm. May the good lord bless and keep you knowing that to live is Christ and to die is gain. Bob just beat us there. Mark Coldiron.

 

Kari Todd Jarrett posted on 7/18/20

Juanita and family.. Much love and prayers. So thankful for the assurance that we will all be together again. Love you all

 

Mike Murphy posted on 7/18/20

So sorry for your loss Robin!๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

 

Paul Moseley posted on 7/18/20

Another good man gone! RIP Bob!!

 

Kim Jones Bradshaw posted on 7/17/20

My thoughts and prayers are with the Maxey family at this time.

 

Holly (Shelton) Zacher posted on 7/17/20

I have fond memories of Bob and Nitaโ€™s home in Harrah growing up. I always felt welcomed as part of the family and Bob was always so very happy when he was surrounded by family. He will be remembered for his joy and kindness.

 

JoAn Thompson posted on 7/17/20

In memory of Robert Leo Maxey, JoAn Thompson lit a candle

 

JoAn Thompson posted on 7/17/20

Nita, the world has lost another great man. My best memories involve you and Bob. So many wonderful times with you two. I canโ€™t be with you but my prayers are with you asking our Lord to enfold you in His love and comfort you. I love you. JoAn Thompson

 

Dorothy Jenkins posted on 7/17/20

Bob was a wonderful friend to many of us at the Oklahoma State Senate. He was eager to help people and was missed by many when he and Nita moved to Arizona. Thank you Bob for all that you did for others and you definitely will be missed. Nita, love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your lovely family. Dorothy

 

Glenna Holloway posted on 7/17/20

Nita and Family. Thinking of you and your family during these difficult times ๐Ÿ™. Many precious memories of times spent with you guys ๐Ÿ’”. Love and prayers ๐Ÿ™. Glenna Holloway

 

Karen posted on 7/17/20

Randy so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Karen and Jim from Edmond OK

 

Curtis Hilburn posted on 7/17/20

Mr. And Mrs. Maxey were the kindest folks! I knew them through First Baptist Church in Harrah. My mother and Juanita were Sunday School classmates. My heartfelt condolences to Juanita and their family.

 

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