Carl Maxwell

Carl J. Maxwell, age 83, of Collinsville, born on August 7, 1935 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at his daughter’s residence surrounded by his family.

Carl was part of the 1st graduating class from Assumption High School in East St. Louis, IL in 1953.  He was a United States Army Veteran and owned the Orchards Barber Shop where he worked as a Barber since 1962 until his retirement in 2016 at the age of 81.  Prior to becoming a Barber, he worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Carl’s hobbies including fishing, and his beloved garden from which many have enjoyed his tomatoes.  He was also a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus Council #9266 in Troy.

Carl is survived by his daughter, Carla (Jeff) Stone of St. Louis; his grandchildren, Maxwell Stone and Madison Stone, both of St. Louis; his brother, Al (Faye) Maxwell of O’Fallon; and his brother-in-law, Joe Poell of Belleville. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Lucille Mae, nee Peck, Maxwell, who passed away in 2000; his parents, Raymond and Edna, nee Montine, Maxwell; and his siblings, Raymond (Helen) Maxwell, Mary Blue and Maxine Poell.

Memorials may be made to “Queen of Peace Church” – Karen M. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation was held on April 20 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

Funeral services were held on April 20 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights.

Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville.

Kassly Mortuar Ltd was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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