Maxie Gavin

Published 5:09 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Maxie Gavin
Nov. 13, 2015

Mr. Maxie Gavin, 93, of 111 Harding Drive, Washington, went to be with the Lord Friday evening, November 13, 2015.

A time of celebration, sharing and visitation will be held 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015 at First Church of Christ of Washington. Following this, a procession will go to Pamlico Memorial Gardens where a graveside service and entombment will be held. Rupert Wallace, Steve Hill and Ray West will officiate at the cemetery.

He was born in Laurel Hill, FL. From 1941-1945 he was enlisted in the Marines. He served in the Pacific during WWII.  In 1945, he met Kitty Carolyn Lyerly and they were married in Winston Salem, NC and remained there until 1952. In 1948 he joined the Navy Reserve and in 1951 he was called into active service for the Korean War.

In 1952, he entered Atlanta Christian College, now Point University. After graduation he started a church in Alabama and in 1958 he moved to the Old Ford Church of Christ, Washington. From 1962-1975 he ministered to the Woodards Pond Church of Christ, Beaufort County. While there he worked with Texas Gulf and started Gavin Construction, building many houses in Beaufort County.  From 1972-1985, he worked in the maintenance department with the Dept. of Corrections in Greenville.  He was responsible for the maintenance of 13 prison units in Eastern NC.  After retirement from Woodards Pond Church, he continued as an interim minister for many of the Churches of Christ in Eastern NC.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Kitty in 2005, two sisters, Josephine Paul of FL in 2009, Joy Carlini of CA in 2015 and one brother, L.D. Gavin of Blounts Creek in 2010. Surviving is one daughter, Sherry Glancy of Washington and one son, Alton Maxie Gavin (wife Lisa) of Trenton, NC. Other survivors include one sister, Dora Brede of FL, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Maxie was a devoted loving dad, mentor and supporter to his children, who will miss him dearly. He will be missed by a great many friends and colleagues in Beaufort and surrounding counties, including his very good friend Mrs. Melvia Waddell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blind Center, P.O. Box 491, Washington, NC 27889, where he volunteered for many years.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gavin family.