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Russell T. Maynard, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1922
Wayne County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2011, USA

Husband Of:
Caroline (___) Maynard

Son Of:
Zachary Taylor Maynard*
Melda (Maynard) Maynard**

*Zachary Taylor Maynard
Thomas Hensley Maynard, Jr.
Millie (Perry) Maynard

**Melda (Maynard) Maynard
James A. Garfield Maynard
Mary Jane (Williamson) Maynard

RUSSELL T. MAYNARD, SR., went to be with the Lord
2-20-2011 at
Mary Washington Hospital.

Russ was born at
Wilsondale, Wayne County, WV, as the third of four children, to

Zachary Taylor Maynard
Melda (Maynard) Maynard, both of whom, with a brother and two sisters, preceded him in death.

Russ was educated in the Wayne County, WV, public schools and majored in "Business Management" at Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Class of 1951.

He also completed several technical courses at the Federal Aviation Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla., as well as at several public universities, where he periodically served as a "guest lecturer" on aviation subjects.

Russ was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA, since 1968.

In 1983, he and his wife, Caroline, led a lay group in establishing/chartering the Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church on behalf of the Hanover Presbytery, The Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church, and the Hartwood Presbyterian Church as sponsors.

He also was a former leader in the Boy Scouts of America as well as a member of numerous civic, fraternal, and aviation organizations.

Russ was an eighth generation descendant of William "Mauer," who joined the Virginia Colony in 1740, from Devonshire, England.

He is survived by his widow,
Caroline, with whom he had a "Love Affair" for more than 60 years; also, by

2 Daughters:
C. Gail (Paul) Vadeboncoeur, Spotsylvania County, VA, and
Jennifer (Steve) Tate, Orange County, VA; and

4 Sons:
Robert A. (Barbara) Maynard, Boise, Idaho;
William L.(Leslie) Maynard, North Springfield, VA;
Samuel T. Maynard, Port Townsend, WA; and
David L. (Mary) Maynard, Spotsylvania County, VA.

Russ and Caroline's eldest son,
Russell T. Maynard, Jr., Captain, USAF, perished in a military plane crash in 1978 during the "Cold War."

Russ is also survived by
9 Grandchildren and

3 Great-Grandsons.

Caroline and Russ have always loved each member of the family dearly.

Russ was a combat veteran of World War II, credited with 58 missions over Europe, flying B-24 Liberators. Russ was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission over Germany. He flew more than 65 different types of aircraft during 40 years as a professional pilot.

In 1961, he was issued an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration with "All Ratings Authorized." Only 88 pilots were ever issued such authority.

Prior to his appointment as an Aviation Safety Inspector, he was Chief Operating Officer of a corporation operating an aircraft sales/service and commercial flights for 10 years.

He retired in 1982 from the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington D.C.

A memorial service, with Rev. Dr. Alan Hager officiating, celebrating Russ' life held 7 PM Friday,
2-25-2011, at
Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church
11121 Leavells Road
Fredericksburg, VA, with the

In a private ceremony, interment followed at a later date at
Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to
Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church Seminary Fund
11121 Leavells Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Online guest book is available at

Data & Picture Per Obituary:
Pblsh'd 2-23-2011
The Herald-Dispatch
Huntington, Cabell Co., WV

NOTE: Research, by Della, indicates
Russ was also a descendant of:
"Abraham Perry of Bertie Co., NC, Patriot, Am. Rev. War"
"Josiah Marcum, Am. Rev. War Veteran, Southern WV"
"James 'Tar-Keg' Maynard, 2nd Lt, Federal Army, Am. Civil War"

Additions/corrections welcome .. Della
Family links: 
  Zachary Taylor Maynard (1894 - 1959)
  Melda Maynard Maynard (1899 - 1973)
  Caroline Mann Maynard (1930 - 2016)*
  Russell T Maynard (1951 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60 Site 3636
Created by: Della Lilly
Record added: Feb 28, 2011
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Russell T. Maynard, Sr
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- bob tarte
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- Saralyn McAfee Smith
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For all you did for all of us, Sir, with honor and respect, you are remembered today.
- Della Lilly
 Added: Feb. 28, 2011
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