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Hartselle Enquirer

Bobby Maxwell left legacy at Brewer High

Clif Knight

Hartselle Enquirer

 

Bobby Maxwell’s death left a legacy of school spirit and support that won’t soon be forgotten at Brewer High School.

Mr. Maxwell died at his home Wed., Jan. 6, in Somerville at age 76. He suffered from Parkinson and Alzheimer’s diseases.

A Cotaco High School graduate, Maxwell maintained a close relationship with Brewer and its sports programs until health issues forced him to drop his membership with the school’s Athletic Booster Club in 2010.

Until that time, he worked tirelessly as a behind-the-scenes passionate supporter of Brewer athletics.

“Bobby and I would go to Sam’s in Huntsville every year when school started to purchase supplies for our concession stands,” said Don Murphy, a former Brewer principal and superintendent of Morgan County Schools. He would also sell ads and arrange for the printing of our sports programs and take on any other tasks that needed to be done.”

“He was a tireless worker and never expected nor wanted personal recognition for what he did for the school,” Murphy added.” He continued to be a hands-on supporter of the school even  after his two daughters graduated.”

“I don’t know of anyone else who volunteered as much time and worked as hard as Bobby did for Brewer High School,” Murphy pointed out.

“Her was the treasurer of the Athletic Booster Club when I played ball at Brewer,”  Principal  Jeremy Childers said. “Everybody liked and respected him

“He had a key to the school and when he would pass by at night and see a light burning, he would stop, go inside and turn it off,” Childers added.

“I knew if he wasn’t at work or at home, he’d be at school,” said his wife Mary. “His love for Brewer was obvious.”

In appreciation for his work and support of Brewer sports, the baseball field is named in his honor and an engraved plaque hangs in the football concession stand as a testament to his loyal support. He also was elected to the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Maxwell leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Mary Fowler Maxwell; two daughters and their husbands; and two grandchildren.

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