SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – William “Bill” Maynard 81, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday Dec. 31, 2017 at his home in Springfield, Vt. He was born Feb. 1, 1936 in Bakersfield, Vt., the son of Lee H. and Mildred (Fletcher) Maynard. He graduated from Brigham Academy in Bakersfield, Vt.
He served in the United States Army in Korea. In March 1966, he married Kathleen Campbell in Charlestown, N.H. Maynard was employed as a machinist with LoveJoy Tool Co. in Springfield, Vt. for many years before moving to Texas in 1980. He was employed with Texas Instruments for many years, retiring in 1998, and moving back to Springfield, Vt. in 2003.
He loved all sports and was a New York Yankees fan and a New England Patriots fan. He played baseball in high school and was signed to play professional baseball. He loved gardening and feeding and watching the birds. He was an expert marksman, enjoyed reading news magazines and watching news programs, enjoyed puzzles and brainteasers, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen of Springfield, Vt.; daughter Monica Drake of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren Maxwell Drake and Amanda Drake; brother John Maynard of East Fairfield, Vt.; and also by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by five sisters: Marjorie, Rhoda, Marie, Blanche, and Pauline.
Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield on Saturday afternoon Jan. 6, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, Vt. 05156, or to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 20350 Ventura Blvd Suite 240, Woodland Hills, CA 9136.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.