James Anderson Maxwell


    James Anderson Maxwell was born in Rolla, Missouri on June 20, 1947 to Guy Thomas and Mary (Fannon) Maxwell and passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the age of 74 years.


    He married Patricia Oden on September 2, 1977.
    Jim was also known in the community as “Cool Max,” which was the name of his self-ran HVAC business in the Rolla, Missouri area. He was very hard working, running the entire business himself to ensure the job was done correctly. He also worked as the building manager of the USGS building in Rolla, Missouri for 15 years before retiring.
    Jim and Patricia founded City of Light & Life Ministries and DNA HUB, which is a networking of ordained ministers, ministries and churches.
    He fully encouraged and supported Patricia and he himself participated in those ministries in every way. It was very common to find him listening to worship music and praising God with his whole heart.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Mary Maxwell; and five siblings, Martin Maxwell, Willis Maxwell, Alice Rosenburg, Linda Dablemont and Darlene James Perren.
    He is survived by his wife, Patricia of the home in St. James, Missouri; son, James Patrick (Christina) Maxwell of Rolla, Missouri; spiritual daughter, Bridgette Sigmon of the home in St. James, Missouri; four grandchildren, Matthew, Makayla, Lilliana and Christopher; sister, Lyda Mathis of O’Fallon, Missouri; brother, Ernest (Lynn) Maxwell of Rolla, Missouri; sister-in-law, Virginia Maxwell of Rolla, Missouri; brother-in-law, Tom Perren of Harviell, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Rolla, Missouri.
    A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Amy Dickens, Rev. Glen Hulsey and Rev. Linda Garcia officiating. The obituary will be read by Vicky Reissing and music will be by Sotero Garcia.
    Graveside services with Military Honors will follow immediately at the Wynn-Maxwell Cemetery. Dinner will follow at the church’s fellowship hall.
    Cremation arrangements under direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial in Rolla, Missouri.