FARMINGTON — George W. Maxham Jr., 66, of Farmington passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, May 2.

He was born Aug. 26, 1950, in Farmington, the son of D. Angela and George W. Maxham Sr. He attended schools in Farmington and graduated in 1969. He married Sheila M. (Dunham) Maxham on June 27, 1970.

George served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1973. He was a member of the Farmington Grange and was the Scoutmaster of Farmington Troop 586. He was a leader in several local 4-H clubs.

George worked for the Maine Department of Transportation out of the Fairbanks garage for 28 years and retired in 2004.

He is survived by two daughters, Gina Hobert and husband, James, Matrika Maxham; four sons, Branden Maxham and companion, Michelle Gardina, James Maxham and companion, Gina Verrastro, Peter Berry, George Maxham; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; mother, D. Angela Maxham; two brothers, Daniel Maxham and wife, Janice, Brian Maxham and wife, Michelle; four sisters, Mary Haley, Kathleen Cochran, Brenda LeBlanc and husband, Donald, Melinda Lane and husband, Ernest; many nieces, nephews and close friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila M. (Dunham) Maxham, son, Caleb W.S. Maxham, daughter, Joy A. Ackerman, father, George W. Maxham Sr. and brother-in-law, Paul D. Haley Sr.

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