Russell William Maynard, 54, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on April 18, 2017 in Evansville, Indiana following his courageous and lengthy battle with cancer.
He passed peacefully with his longtime, loving fiancé Kim Koch and his daughter Leslie N. Maynard by his side.
Rusty was born on November 26, 1962, in Evansville, Indiana at St. Mary's Hospital, the son of Robert C. and Ruth A. (Cornwall) Maynard. He was raised in Newburgh, Indiana and was a proud Castle High School Alum. He moved to Orlando, Florida in 1987 following the birth of his daughter Leslie, accepting a mechanic position at Coca-Cola Enterprises where he served with distinction for over 20 years. In the years to come, Rusty welcomed two sons; Michael V. Maynard and Robert A. Maynard. After 20 years in Orlando, he returned to Newburgh to care for his ailing father. Rusty then accepted a position at Berry Plastics where he met his love, Kim. After five years with Berry, he landed his dream job at Alcoa - Warrick Operations. He was passionate about his work as a skilled, trusted, and talented mechanic. He was a doting and loving father, fiancé, brother, paw paw, uncle, friend, classic car enthusiast, and last - but certainly not least, a NASCAR fanatic!
Rusty is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth A. (Cornwall) Maynard, father, Robert C. Maynard, brother, Randy Maynard, nephew, Robert A. Maynard, and his best friends, Mike Hailman and Jodi Dillon.
He is survived by his fiancé, Kim Koch of Newburgh, Indiana; his daughter, Leslie N. Maynard of Nashville, Tennessee; his eldest son, Michael V. Maynard of Lawrenceville, Georgia, his youngest son, Robert A. Maynard of Orlando, Florida, his brother, Bobby Maynard of Newburgh, Indiana, his sister, Becky (Maynard) Brown of Gladstone, Missouri. He is also survived by loving grandchildren, Sawyer, Seth, Stella, and Sullivan Dollbergh of Nashville, Tennessee and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rusty's memory to any animal shelter.
Rusty's family wishes to extend our deepest, most sincere thank you to: Deaconess Hospital, the Deaconess Hospice team, the Charlier Hospice Center, Dr. Anthony Stephens, Barnes-Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center of Nashville, Tennessee.
A funeral service will be 1 p.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind., (812) 853-8314. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Sympathy wishes to the family may be shared at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.