Billy Joe Maxwell, 76, of Brady, died on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, in Brownwood. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 1 at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Baptist Church, under the direction of Heritage Funeral Homes, the Rev. Sylvester Johnson officiating. He was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Burnet to Clyde and Ethel (Dunn) Maxwell. He was a secondary crusher operator for Copper Mining and was a U.S. Marine veteran. He loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by two sons, Billy Maxwell of Brady, Bobbie Maxwell of Fort Stockton; two daughters, Gilda Criger and Lorrie Maxwell, both of Brady; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Rhonda Maxwell.