Floyd Miller “Whitey” Maxton, Jr., age 82, of rural Albion, died Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. Mr. Maxton was born in Huntington, Indiana on June 23, 1938 to Floyd Miller Maxton, Sr. and Rachel (Burchette) Maxton. He graduated from Huntington High School in 1957 and honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Germany from 1957-1962. He married Angeline (Hamman) Biddle on April 14, 1978 in Huntington and she survives him. Known to most as “Whitey”, had various occupations in life. When he was discharged from the Army, he came home to Huntington and started working for Orton Crane and Shovel for a few years. He then was hired onto the Huntington Fire Department from 1963-1969. Whitey also was employed with General Electric in Fort Wayne, Parker-Hannifin in Albion and as a cook at the McCray Hospital in Kendallville. Many would remember Whitey in Kendallville for Whitey & Angie’s Breakfast House which he owned from 1985-1989. He was well known for rebuilding and restoring 1955 Chevy’s. He owned Maxton’s Restorations for many years before retiring due to health concerns in 2000. He was a member of the Route 30 Cruisers Car Club and the Kendallville Masonic Lodge. Whitey loved to go fishing.
Wife, Angie Maxton of Albion.
Son, Bill Maxton of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Heidi and Tim Bushong of Syracuse.
Son, David and Jill Maxton of Albion.
Daughter, Laura and Russ Dunton of Albion.
Daughter, Kimberly and Mark Boyd of Huntington.
Daughter, Janet and Jim Bartrom of Huntington.
Daughter, Belinda and Scott Strater of Kendallville.
15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Twin brother, Lloyd “Bob” and Sharon Maxton of San Diego, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nancy Okuly; and grandson, Cody Strater in 2004.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 24, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Union Church, 3688 E. 400 N., Huntington, Indiana with visitation prior to the service from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Burial with military honors will follow at Star of Hope Cemetery near Huntington.
Casket bearers will be Donnie Adams, Doug Cravens, Ed Robbins, Brent Harris, Steve Harris, and Roger Richards. Honorary bearer is Mark Cozad.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
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