Dr. (Coach) Jack A. Maxey, age 91, Johnson City, exited his earthly home to enter into the House of the Lord forever on Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The following preceded him in death: parent, Jacob & Belle Maxey, sister Katheryn Maner and brother Robert Maxey all of Maryville, TN, and Mrs. Pat Maxey who was the mother of his three children.
Dr. Maxey was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps.
He graduated from E.T.S.U. in Johnson City. He received his master’s degree from Peabody College in Nashville and in 1966 he received a Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
He played basketball at E.T.S.U. from 1948 to 1950. He was captain his senior year. He taught and coached baseball and basketball at Washington College Academy and also taught and coached basketball at Erwin High School, Erwin, TN. He began teaching and coaching basketball at E.T.S.U. in 1959. In 1963 he recruited and signed the first African American basketball player in Tennessee, Tommy Woods. He was the freshman coach and assistant varsity coach. In 1969 he resigned from coaching duties and assumed full time teaching duties in the Physical Education Department. He retired in 1981.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Ruby Randolph Johnson Maxey, daughter Jan Stubbs, son Alan and his wife Betsy and Mark Maxey all of Cherokee, NC, one grandson Cody Stubbs of Sylvania, GA and step-grandson Brad Ensley of New York.
Coach Maxey donated his remains to the Quillen College of Medicine at E.T.S.U. and therefor will continue teaching.
A memorial service will take place on Friday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan Street Johnson City, TN, where he was a member. Rev. Darryl Blair and Rev. Tim Tapp will officiate.
Special thanks to Jerry Robertson for his assistance and Greg Matney and Ruby Barnett with Mountain States Hospice.
Memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church 300 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Pastor Wayne White
|I played tennis with Jack-what a gentleman! You can tell a lot
about character on a court and Jack was sterling. I even
bought one of those 3 leg stools to sit on and I still have it!
May God give you peace as you remember we are in the land
of the dying on the way to the land of the living when Christ is
||Billy and Cora Sue Pike
|We were out of town when learning of Jack's passing.
We want to express our sympathies on your loss. Jack
was a wonderful and fair minded person who always
found the good in others. His competitive spirit was
unmatched and we will remember him fondly as a role
model for all who knew him.....Billy and Cora Sue
||THOMAS J GREGORY
| To the Maxey Family,
I was most distressed to hear of the
passing of Jack. While we were not friends for
very long, it was a distinct pleasure to be
with him. My acquaintance with “Brother Jack”
was as his teammate on our META tennis team
which won the local championship, then the
state championship, then came within a hair of
winning the Southern Regional Championship.
Jack and his partner Clarence were an essential
element on this team, helping us win many close
matches. I truly enjoyed the times we had
together. He was a true gentleman and a good
friend. I will miss him.
||Harold and Elfie Kruger
|We were so sorry to get your phone call this morning - Maxey was such a good friend and tennis buddy for many years here in Florida. We were so hoping to see you both mid July - just one month from now. Our thoughts are with you and your family - we shall be in touch and call you when we get to NC in July. Again, our deepest sympathy.|
|So glad Aunt Ruby found such a great man after uncle Ray
passed away. Blessings and peace to the entire family. Be
blessed in Jesus. |
|Jan, Alan, and Mark
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was one of the best men I have ever met. He was always so kind to me. Often I think of him being so nice as to let me drive his little blue Fiat.
He will always be in my heart and my memories.
Love and prayers,
||Dick and Mary K.Slater
|Jack was a good, long time friend of ours and will be missed. We had some great times together in New Smyrna Beach and Johnson City. We will still have all these good memories and will see him again someday.|
|So sorry to hear of Coach Maxey's passing. A couple of
months ago I, along with several other former players, went to
see Coach Maxey. I'm so glad we had the opportunity to visit
Prayers to all family members.|
|It was my privalage to be attending WCA at the time Coach Maxey
was there and I don't think I ever met a finer individual. He will be
missed by all who came in contact with hum! May God be with his
family during this time. |
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