Allen Jay Maxwell, III

Allen Jay Maxwell, III

April 6, 2021, 86, Dudley –

Allen Jay Maxwell, III, 86, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his home in Dudley, North Carolina.

He was born in Winston-Salem, on January 28, 1935, the son of the late A.J. Maxwell, Jr. and Louise Mumford Maxwell. Soon after, they moved to Goldsboro where he attended Goldsboro City Schools and graduated from Goldsboro High School. He also attended N.C. State University and then worked for his father in architectural work and residential design work for 10 years. After his father’s death, wanting to be outdoors more, he decided to take-up farming as a “hands-on” occupation which he dearly loved. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and nature in general. This is where he connected with the Lord. Additionally, he enjoyed artwork, specifically water-color painting, and fellowship with all of his friends. Being a member of the Goldsboro Rod & Gun Club for many years was a highlight to him as well.

After retiring from farming, he lived in the mountains of West Virginia at his small place back in the woods. There he enjoyed his new friends and the solitude it afforded him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife and the mother of his children, Susan Campbell Maxwell Ziemer.

He is survived by his son, Allen Neil Maxwell and wife, Amanda; daughter, Jennifer Maxwell Thompson and husband, Carroll, all of Dudley; a special friend, Jan Plumley; five grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held for the immediate family in a private setting at Willow Dale Cemetery in Goldsboro with Rev. David Moehring officiating.

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