William Fate Maxwell, affectionately known as Little Brother and Coffee, passed away on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at the age of 71. William was born on Nobember 27, 1948 in Cleburne, Texas, he was part of one of the last graduating classes of the now closed, Wheatley High School, located on Harrison Ave., now Gabriel St. in San Antonio, Texas, grqaduating in 1967. His life long work career included; U.S. Army veteran and retirement from the U.S. Army Reserves after an additional 20 years of service. William worked up until his recent hospitalization for cancer and home hospice carte. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, Margaret Elnora Thomas; brothers, Artie Maxwell, Michael Thomas and Kenneth Thomas and his sister. William is survived by his wife, Lisa Young Maxwell; son, William "Junior" Maxwell, Jr.; siblings, Robert Earl of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jesse "Buddy" Thomas(Sharon), Sarah Rayfield, Cecil Thomas and Alice Ford (Bubba). Also surviving are his many nieces in San Antonio, Iowa, Georgia and Milwaukee, nephews in San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, cousins in Iowa and San Antonio and his loving in-laws.

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  1. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace. Chaplain Anamaria Pelletier

  2. Rest in peace my brother. You were the best big brother and I will miss you soo much. You always made us laugh and always showed love for one another. My heart is so sad that your gone but i know i will see you again. Rest for now. 😭

  3. I will never forget you trying too sneak up in the dark at Camp Bullis, and I snucked up on you first, I had never seen someone jump straight up in the sky man never laughed so hard before. Love you my Brother In Arms.

  4. My first memory of SGT Maxwell was an exercise called Dusty Bull 1984 at Ft Hood, Tx where SGT Maxwell would spin stories of Vietnam that had all the young soldiers totally enthralled and fascinated. That was my first field experience with the US Army Reserves and he made it very memorable! SGM (Ret) Tony Jenkins

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