Raymond E. 'Buddy' Maynard


ALEXANDRIA [mdash] Raymond E. "Buddy" Maynard, 66, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Community Hospital of Anderson following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 24, 1952, in Anderson, to Raymond and Minnie (Mullins) Maynard Sr., and has lived in Alexandria all of his lifetime.
He was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School-Class of 1971. Buddy retired from Guide Lamp in 2003 after 30 years of employment. He also worked with his father in the family business of Maynard's Sewer and Septic. He and his wife Susan owned and operated Maynard's Excavating and Maynard's Recovery Service. He also had worked for Garner's Towing in Fortville.
Buddy was a member of Alexandria Eagles 1771 where he had been president and was a past worthy president. Buddy and Susan had established the "Eagles Kid's Night" at the local lodge. A fan of Harley-Davidson bikes, Buddy was a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). He enjoyed weekend camping. Buddy had a keen interest in motorsports, especially Jamey Garner's monster trucks, Little 500, USAC sprint cars and NASCAR. He enjoyed his personal Harley "Trike." He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers. Buddy had a big smile and a big heart, and both will be fondly remembered.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (Howard) Maynard, whom he married March 16, 1974; grandchildren, Levi Maynard and Harley Maynard, both of Alexandria; father-in-law, Gene Howard of Anderson; brothers-in-law, Bob (Nola) Howard of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Jim Howard of Anderson; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and former daughter-in-law, Tracy Maynard of Alexandria.
He preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond E. "Eddie" Maynard III; his mother-in-law, Frances (Jarrett) Howard.
Services honoring Buddy's life and legacy will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Noffze Funeral Home, 501 N. Harrison St., with Pastor Michael Deutsch officiating. Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria. Friends may call at the Noffze Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Alexandria Eagles will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to close the visitation hours at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends after noon to 1 p.m. Friday prior to the services.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alexandria Fire Department Emergency Ambulance Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Noffze Funeral Home is honored to care for Buddy and again serve the Maynard and Howard families.
Online condolences: owensmemorialservices.com.
Published on June 11, 2019
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Debbie Boyer Savage
Jun 12, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear Buddy had been ill and passed. His heavenly family will greet him with open arms.