Maxie Gene Mantle

June 28, 1935 - June 21, 2022

Maxie Gene Mantle

Maxie Gene Mantle of Joplin, MO passed from this life Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Galena Nursing Center in Galena, KS. He was 86.

Maxie was born June 28, 1935 in Spavinaw, OK to Eugene B. and Floy Mae (Kerr) Mantle. He graduated from Commerce High School Class of 1953. He had lived in Joplin since 1999 moving there from Tuscaloosa, AL. Prior to living in Tuscaloosa he had lived in Miami, OK until 1986.

Maxie had worked in quality control for B.F. Goodrich in both Miami, OK and Tuscaloosa, AL. He was a member of First Christian Church in Miami, OK.

Maxie was preceded in death by his wife Nellie Jane Mantle, March 1, 2021, 2 daughters, Kim Dian Reed and Kathy Mantle, a great granddaughter Arianna Cornelius, his parents, and 1 brother Ronnie Mantle.

Survivors include 2 sons, Max Mantle and his wife Janie of Loma Linda, MO and Mark Mantle of Branson, MO and 1 daughter, Jan Mantle and her husband Don Geramoni of Novato, CA, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 – 12:30 Friday, June 24, 2022 at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Private graveside services will be held later. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at