Eric S. Maxwell, 48, of Heath, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Eric was born December 17, 1970 in Newark, Ohio to the late Janey E. Maxwell. He was a 1990 graduate of Sheridan High School. Eric worked for many years at Blacks Florist Shop in Somerset. He enjoyed working on cars, mowing lawns, and being outdoors, most recently conversing with his friends and neighbors at the Bill Mitchell Retirement Center #1.
Eric struggled with diabetes from the time he was 10 years old. Due to his condition, he became blind in 2002, but was fortunate to receive a kidney-pancreas transplant in 2005. After some time, he became resilient, was living on his own and adjusting to his new existence.
Eric is survived by his uncle, Bill Maxwell of Somerset, Ohio; an aunt, Joan Moss of Palm Bay, FL; and many cousins, including his cousins, Betty Carpenter of Newark and Kris Orndorf of Heath, who were caregivers for many years.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Merritt Beryl Maxwell and Ada M. (Williams) Maxwell; and an uncle, Raymond Maxwell.
The family would like to thank his amazing caregivers, Tammy Mynes, Barbi Nethers and Judy James for their wonderful care and assistance over the years.
At Eric’s request, there will be no services. Burial of Eric and his mother, Janey Maxwell’s cremains will be in Fultonham Cemetery.
Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements.