18 May 2013

"Diamond Jim" Jimmy Maynard passes - God Rest this Merry Gentleman!

James R. Maynard Jr.

ORLAND - James R. Maynard Jr., 74, took his final flight Friday, May 3, 2013, surrounded by family as he succumbed to a long illness."Diamond Jim" or "Big Jim" is survived by wife, Kathleen; four children, three grandchildren, a sister and extended family.Jim worked for the U.S. government for 49 years, including 29 years in the U.S. Air Force and 20 years in the Department of Defense. Jimmy had years of service with the C-123 Provider at Westover AFB, MA. and will be missed by all members of the C-123 Veterans Association.A celebration of life will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Elks Club Lodge, Enfield, Conn. Being a Vietnam veteran, he requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or Disabled American Veteran Organization,www.dav.org.
Published in BDN Maine on May 6, 2013

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