Dr. Jerry R. Maxwell

Dr. Jerry R. Maxwell


Dr. Jerry Ray Maxwell, 75, of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2023. Jerry was born on September 10, 1947, in Oklahoma City, the son of LaVon and Ray Maxwell. 

Jerry graduated from Edmond High School in 1965 and served in the United States Air Force from 1966-70. He earned his undergraduate degree at Central State University and then attended Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, where he earned his doctorate in 1978. He completed residency in Tucker, Georgia and held faculty positions at the Podiatry Institute in Tucker and the Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. He then established his practice, Edmond Ankle and Foot, in Edmond, Oklahoma. 

In 2001, Jerry met Deana. Jerry and Deana’s blended family resulted in eight grandchildren. 

Jerry was a man of many talents and passions. He was a physician, inventor, pilot, guitarist, hunter, golfer, and loving husband, father, brother, and Papa. He loved being outdoors and soaking up the sun, especially while on his boat at the lake. 

Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Lia Maxwell, and Dr. William and LaVon Bond. He is survived by his wife, Deana; his three sons and their families, Adam, Jarrett, and Clayton Maxwell; his three stepchildren and their families: Jeremiah Hall, Tyler Vaughn, and Megan Bale; his three siblings and their families: Greg Maxwell, Pam Goode, and Donald Bond; his puppy, Scout; and a large extended, loving family. 

A celebration of life will be held at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond on June 24th at 10:00 AM. 

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

11 thoughts on “Dr. Jerry R. Maxwell”

  1. Deana Maxwell

    Dearest Jerry,
    We built a beautiful life together with our kids and grandkids. I’ll always wished that we’d had more time together even if only one more summer.
    You fought a tough fight and didn’t give up. It was an honor and privilege to care for you at home with Matt’s constant patience and strength. Love you forever and always, Deana ♥️

  2. Matt Daniel

    Papa J, Dr J, Jerry, Papa, I will miss you sweet Brother. It was my honor to see you off and I hope I did you proud. I will miss our conversations. The fishing and Golf outings, and just hanging out with your Goofonso puppy, lil boss dog Scout. I tell everyone what you did Papa, the world won’t forget what you did. You healed the cripple. Plato said; Men resemble the Gods in nothing so much as in doing good to their fellow creatures. You served God’s purpose with your time spent here. Taking care of his broken children, you changed peoples lives for the better Papa and for that you can rest easy. I know Maddox was there to take the handoff from me so you are surely in the best company now. We will all miss you Papa J and some of us will see you soon.

  3. Shari Scarbrough

    You will be missed by so many as you were loved by so many. You will be remembered (among other things) for your compassion and kindness.

    Shari Scarbrough

  4. Tyler Vaughn

    Jerry was more than a stepdad to me; he was a friend and mentor. I’ll always cherish our moments together, whether that be at the lake where we had the best times, watching golf, or just sitting and chatting about how ready we were for the next summer. He’ll always be missed and never forgotten.

  5. Greg Maxwell

    Dearest brother Jerry,
    I always wanted a brother; thanks to our father, I found you at age 16. We shared 54 years together. We had many fun times and great memories both inside and outside the USA. We often shared the deepest parts of our hearts and minds with one another which is what created our friendship and a beautiful brother bond. I know you are now at peace with our Heavenly Father. Love you forever. Greg

  6. Jerry – I am proud to be your daughter and know you were proud of me. I wish Beckett had gotten more time with his Papa but you will always be in our lives. I love you and miss you.

  7. Leonard Maker

    Jerry was a great friend during our high school years. He was always very helpful and friendly.
    Leonard Maker Class of 65 EHS

  8. Ron Daniel Jr.

    Jerry, I’m saddened that you didn’t get to fully enjoy the life that you worked so very hard for. You will be missed by me, family, friends, other doctors, and numerous patients. I will always remember you; especially for the information, influence, and impact your knowledge played in its part on the Triple Arthrodesis of my right foot. Thanks for all you did. Ron Jr. (brother-in-law)

  9. Adam Maxwell

    Dearest Dad,
    Growing up , I looked up to you more than kids did superman. You were my absolute everything, my All -Star dad . You were there for me when know one else was. I thank you for instilling kindness into my life and for showing your genuine generosity. I couldn’t ask for a nicer Dad.
    You brighten my life in so many ways and I I thank you for that . Alot of kids will never know there dad and I thank God, that he chose you for me and allowing me to know you .
    The Good times we had were with out a doubt World Famous ; priceless.
    Dad I know you are in heaven rooting me on and for that , I will continue to do good.
    As I carry out my journey.
    there won’t be a day that I won’t think of you !! I am your number one fan…
    You will always remain in my heart and be forever loved.
    I love you dad!!!
    Your son,

  10. Dr. Kieran Mahan

    To Jerry’s family,

    Jerry was one of my senior residents at Doctors Hospital. He was an exceptionally talented surgeon, operating comfortably with either hand. He was truly gifted and I appreciated the opportunity to learn from him. He was generous with his time in teaching me. He taught me to fish in an inner tube, and was kind to his patients. My wife Blair and I are very sorry for your loss, but Jerry will always be fondly remembered.

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