Billy Joe Maxwell, 76, of Brady, died on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, in Brownwood. A memorial service was 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 four children, Billy Maxwell, Gilda Criger and Lorrie Maxwell, all of Brady, and Bobbie Maxwell of Fort Stockton, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Rhonda Maxwell.