William “Bill Maks” Maksymowicz, 71, of White House died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Following the service, his remains will be cremated and a graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Richland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Walhalla, South Carolina.

Bill Maks was born Jan. 15, 1949, in Providence, Rhode Island, to the late Joseph and Sophie Fidrych Maksymowicz. He was a plant physiologist having received a BS in Agronomy from Clemson University in 1971, then a MS in Agronomy from the University of Kentucky in 1973, and a PhD in Plant Physiology from Clemson University in 1988. Following the completion of his Ph.D., he served on the faculty of the University of Kentucky for 13 years. He then joined the Vector Corporation, where he worked for five years before joining Burley Stabilization Corporation where he worked until his death. He loved tobacco, its people, and its culture.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda Maksymowicz of White House; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Catharine Johnson of Chattanooga; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Alice Maksymowicz of Venice, Florida; and grandchildren, William and Richard Johnson of Chattanooga.

The family suggests, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to either the Nashville Rescue Mission or the American Heart Association. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.